FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:

Nique Mayo

Susan G. Komen® Austin

Tel: 512.684.3883

nmayo@komenaustin.org

 

Komen Austin Recognizes Eight Local Community Health Care Organizations that Receive Over $614,000 at the Community Luncheon

Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin provides speaker for

Community Health Luncheon

AUSTIN, TX – Susan G. Komen® Austin recently announced eight local community health care organizations that received over $614, 000 from Komen Austin for its 2015/2016 grant year. The grant funding will make close to 3,000 life-saving breast health services possible, including clinical breast exams, screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms, biopsies, and patient navigation. Komen Austin funding has helped increase the availability of life-saving breast health services to uninsured and underinsured community members in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson, totaling over 63,000 services in the past five years.

Komen Austin recognized the following grantees, as well as the amount granted to each organization, at the Susan G. Komen® Austin Community Health Luncheon on July 15th at Green Pastures.

  • Women Involved in Nurturing, Giving, and Sharing Inc. (WINGS) – $188,998
  • CommUnity Care – $133,986
  • Community Actions Inc. of Central Texas (Education, Patient Navigation, Support) – $74,972

Community Actions Inc. of Central Texas (Screening/Treatment) – $43,255

  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas – $37,636
  • Alliance of African American Health (1/2 of grant awarded for 2015-2016 year) – $32,458

Alliance of African American Health (1/2 of grant awarded for 2014-2015 year) – $32,458

  • Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas (BCRC) – $31,843
  • Helping the Aging, Needy, and Disabled, Inc. (HAND) – $28,622.50
  • Samaritan Health Ministries, Inc. – $10,091

The Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas (BCRC) is one of Komen Austin’s eight grant recipients this year. Ray Anne Evans, BCRC Executive Director stated, “Komen Austin funding enables us to get women the care they need to make proper and early diagnoses regardless of their ability to pay.”

In addition to the recognition of grantees, Dr. Amy Young, inaugural Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, provided the keynote speech.

About Susan G. Komen® Austin
Saving lives locally. Fighting breast cancer globally.
Susan G. Komen® Austin is an Austin-based nonprofit committed to saving lives locally and fighting breast cancer globally. Komen Austin is the only local breast cancer organization attacking the disease on all fronts – education, screening, treatment, follow-up care, survivorship support, advocacy and research. The organization serves the women and men in the city’s five-county area battling breast cancer by removing barriers to care for the uninsured and underinsured. Of the funds raised annually, Komen Austin invests up to 75 percent into local community health care grants and educational initiatives; the remaining 25 percent is invested into global research to find the cures for breast cancer.

 

###

Kelly Newberg joins Susan G. Komen Austin as Development Director

Kelly Newberg joins Susan G. Komen Austin as Development Director   AUSTIN, Texas—July 20, 2017— Susan G. Komen Austin is proud to introduce their new….

Leif Johnson Ford Donates $27,000

Leif Johnson Ford donates $27,000 to Susan G. Komen Austin, hosts community event  AUSTIN, Texas, June 26, 2017 – Leif Johnson Ford is hosting a….

Circle of Promise

Join us for the Circle of Promise Central Texas inaugural event and learn how you can be part of the movement! Date: Saturday, February 4,….

Pink Tie Guys

This elite group of Austin area men have chosen to celebrate this Valentine’s Day by raising money to save lives here in Austin. Each one….

Pink! 2017

Put your best face forward and join us for our annual Pink! Party. Six years ago, the Perfectly Pink Party was started by a dedicated….

Apply for Community Grants

How to Apply for Community Grants Thank you for your interest in the Susan G. Komen® Austin grant program. Grants for 2017-2018 grant year funding….

Press Release – Susan G. Komen® Austin Announces Staff Promotions

Komen Austin is excited to announce two promotions within the Komen staff. Jeannine O’Deens, previously Director of Operations, has been promoted to Vice President of….

Request for Applications – Small Grants 2016-2017

Click here to read the entire document.

Press Release – Susan G. Komen® Austin Names New Executive Director

AUSTIN, TX – Suzanne Stone has been named executive director for Susan G. Komen Austin. She will report to the board of directors. Click here….

Media Alert – Mammography Services Available for Uninsured or Underinsured Bastrop County Women

Media alert for mammography services available for uninsured or under-insured Bastrop County women. Click here to view the media alert in full. Screening available through….

Press Release – Susan G. Komen Austin Announces New Junior Executive Board

Komen Austin today announced its Junior Executive Board. The board will consist of young professionals seeking non-profit board and leadership experience.     Read the full….

Press Release -18th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Austin Kickoff

AUSTIN, TX – Susan G. Komen Austin has officially launched registration and fundraising for the 18th Annual Race for the Cure. The Race, presented by….

Media Alert – 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Austin

Media alert for Race for the Cure, click here to read the media alert in full.   The 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®….

Announcing the Jr. Executive Board

Komen Austin is excited to announce the call for nominations! Komen Austin is introducing a new board, the Jr. Executive Board. This board is for….

Press Release- Susan G. Komen® Austin Awards $428,687 in Grants to Local Community Health Partners

AUSTIN, TX – Susan G. Komen® Austin has awarded eight health care grants to six local community health partners for the 2016-17 grant cycle. A….

Lydia Hopper earns Volunteer Leave to work on Austin Race for the Cure Project

Wells Fargo’s Volunteer Leave Program was established to recognize our team members for their commitment to making our communities a better place to live and work. ….

MAD About Pink! 2016 Press Release

MAD About Pink! Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 11, 2016 MEDIA CONTACT Katie Robertson Tel: 512-684-3883 Email: krobertson@komenaustin.org MAD About PINK! Press Release….