Current Grant Recipients
The Central Texas Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure was established in 2000. Thanks to community support, we are helping hundreds of women and men who every single day are faced with this horrible disease.
Our grant award process ensures the impartial allocation of funds to qualified organizations in Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, McLennan and Milam counties. It is with great pride that we announce our 2013-2014 local grant recipients will receive a total of $118,340 in grants.
Up to 75% of the net income raised by the Affiliate is awarded through grants to nonprofit organizations providing breast cancer education, screening and treatment for the uninsured and medically underserved in Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, McLennan and Milam counties. The remaining 25% of net income is contributed to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation Award and Research Grant Program which funds cutting-edge research internationally.
During the past 13 years, Komen Central Texas has funded more than $2 million in local grants for life saving breast health education, screening and treatment.
Komen Central Texas will invest $118,340 in local grants and a total of $35,195.84 to the national research program in 2013-2014.
2013-2014 Grant Recipients:
- Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas - Continuum of Breast Health Care - Planned Parenthood’s breast health program detects breast cancer at its earliest stages by providing uninsured women of Central Texas with breast self awareness education and screening mammography. With a generous grant from the Central Texas Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and in partnership with Hillcrest Breast Center, Planned Parenthood will provide screening mammography and diagnostic services, including biopsies when medically indicated, to uninsured, low-income women in Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, McLennan & Milam counties in Central Texas. Planned Parenthood staff provides women with one-on-one breast health education, which includes breast self-awareness and education about the importance of screening mammography. Medical staff provides the initial medical screening for breast cancer. Planned Parenthood’s medical protocol follows the recommendation of the American Cancer Society to begin screening mammography annually at age 40 and will refer uninsured women to contracted mammography providers. Providers send all mammography results directly to Planned Parenthood for a clinician to review and manage. Follow-up Coordinators monitor referrals and results of mammograms, working directly with patients to help them navigate the continuum of care. $100,000. Call Natalie Kelinske at 254.492.1781 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
- Scott & White Glenda T. Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center - 15th Annual Fall Breast Cancer Screening - Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center will be holding the 15th Annual Fall Breast Cancer Screening in October 2013 to provide clinical breast exams and screening mammograms to medically uninsured women in Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls & Milam counties in Central Texas, with emphasis on African American and Hispanic women especially those from Falls & Milam counties (a population traditionally medically underserved). At least 70 screening mammograms will be offered at no cost to the women and scheduled on the day of the event. At least 25 diagnostic mammograms, 15 ultrasounds, and/or 4 biopsies will be covered for participants with an abnormal clinical breast exam. Any remaining grant funds will be used to begin to cover treatment costs for any woman diagnosed with breast cancer. $18,340. Call Linda Rasco at 254.724.3879 or you can email Chris Scherer at email@example.com for assistance.