Komen Central Georgia is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in Central Georgia. Through its 2015-2016 community grants, Komen Central Georgia is investing $1.9 million in education, diagnosis, treatment and support programs here in Central Georgia provided by several local organizations that serve uninsured or underinsured residents in our service area. Since it was founded in 2000, Komen Central Georgia has invested more than $2.5 million in local breast health agencies and organizations. It is estimated that 286 women each year are diagnosed with breast cancer in our service area. The funds Komen Central Georgia grants to community programs in our service area have made a positive difference in the lives of those living with this deadly disease. During the 2015 and 2016 grant cycles, Komen Central Georgia funding provided:
- thousands of individuals received breast health education
- 718 no-cost screening mammograms and diagnostic services for medically underserved Central Georgia residents
- 100 breast cancer patients participated in a wellness supported oncology recovery program
The remaining 25 percent of net funds were invested in the Susan G. Komen Grants Program managed at the national level. To learn more about Susan G. Komen’s research investment, click here. Since 2000, Komen Central Georgia has invested more than $725,000 solely toward research.