Komen West Virginia is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in West Virginia. Through its community grants, Komen West Virginia is investing funds in education, diagnosis, treatment and support programs here in West Virginia provided by local organizations that serve uninsured or underinsured residents in our service area. Since it was founded, Komen West Virginia has invested funds in local breast health agencies and organizations.
It is estimated that many people in are service area today are living with breast cancer. The funds Komen West Virginia grants to community programs in our servicearea have made a positive difference in the lives of those living with this deadly disease.
Komen West Virginia funding provided:
- – breast health education
- – no-cost screening mammograms for medically underserved West Virginia residents
- – breast cancer diagnostic services
- – breast cancer patients with treatment assistance including transportation services to medical appointments, medical care, prostheses, and case management
- – people at high risk for hereditary breast cancer with no resources to pay for genetic screening – are now armed with the knowledge of their family risk and can take steps to manage their risk
- – breast cancers were detected in people who otherwise may not have had access to this life-saving information who are now able to seek treatment
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.