Susan G. Komen® Baton Rouge Community Health Grants Cycle Opening Soon for Local Health Systems and Community Organizations

Susan G. Komen® Baton Rouge is releasing their grant application at the end of December for projects in the areas of breast health and breast cancer education, outreach, screening, treatment, and support services, which are consistent with our funding priorities.

Interested applicants must be a 501(c) non‐profit organization located within or providing services to one or more of the following 10 parishes: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. To be eligible to apply, applicants must attend the mandatory grant workshop scheduled for December 14, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at our office which is located at 6120 Perkins Road Suite 300, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 prior to submitting an application.

Registration to the workshop is required. Reservations may be made by contacting the Komen Baton Rouge office at 225‐615‐8740 or by emailing mission@komenbatonrouge.org. Please RSVP by December 12, 2016.

“The need for breast health services is great in our community, and Komen Baton Rouge is happy to partner with local organizations that are dedicated to helping us reach our bold new goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths in the US by 50% within the next decade,” said Angela Miller, Executive Director of Komen Baton Rouge. “Each of our grants benefits women and families in our ten‐parish service area.” In addition to community grants, Komen has contributed more than $1.1 million dollars to national breast cancer research to advance prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

Findings from a Komen Baton Rouge breast health community needs assessment, conducted in 2015, revealed that Louisiana has one of the highest breast cancer death rates in the country.

To lessen the burden of late stage breast cancer diagnosis within the state, the Komen Baton Rouge grant program focuses on increasing access to screening and decreasing barriers to care. As early detection is the key to survival, a greater part of funding dollars is used to increase local capacity for screening and diagnostic services for those most in need.

Komen funds the grant program through Susan G. Komen Baton Rouge Race for the Cure®, BigWigs, the Perfectly Pink Luncheon, and other Affiliate and third party events. Since 1996, Komen Baton Rouge has invested a total of $3.5 million in local services and $1.1 million in research to find the cures. For more information about Komen Baton Rouge and its grants program visit www.komenbatonrouge.org.

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real‐time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and provided more than $2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1‐877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.
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