A minimum of 25 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race supports the national Komen for the Cure Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.
Up to 75 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race stays in the local community to fund breast health education, breast cancer screening and treatment projects.
Statement of Need
Through a community needs assessment the Central Wisconsin Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has identified the following needs:
- Projects focusing on increasing opportunities for rural and minority women to receive health screening, particularly mammography;
- Remove the barriers that prevent rural and minority women from getting the screening and breast health care they need with a focus on Marathon and Lincoln Counties. Barriers may include, but are not limited to:
- Lack of transportation
- Lack of child care
- Low income for care and treatment following a positive diagnosis
- Lack of insurance
- Navigating the system
- Paying bills
- Cultural factors
- Develop relationships with diverse partners to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment with a focus on Lincoln County
- Projects that reach out to women who may not be included in traditional outreach methods
Community Profile for Download
The Community Profile is a needs assessment document that provides an overview of Komen’s grant-making priorities and the breast health needs in our service area. Please familiarize yourself with this document before developing your applications.