Komen Nebraska Announces 2016-2017 Community Grant Recipients
Susan G. Komen® Nebraska is pleased to announce seven nonprofit organizations in Nebraska that are the recipients of community-based health grants. Overall grant funds of $507,275 will support programs that provide breast health education, breast cancer screening and treatment support services statewide from now through March 2017.
“Twenty-four Nebraskans are diagnosed with breast cancer each week, and four die from the disease in that same time. These grants reach the most vulnerable populations in our state — rural, underinsured, or uninsured men and women — and give them access to life-saving education and services that can lead to early detection,” said Karen Daneu, executive director, Komen Nebraska.
Grant awardees are selected by an independent grant review committee that reviews applications for program design, impact, capacity, monitoring and evaluation, as well as whether a program will specifically address an unmet breast health need.
The grants complement efforts to serve residents in Douglas, Saunders, Custer, Dawson and Lincoln counties — long-term priority areas identified by the Susan G. Komen Nebraska Community Profile given the higher than average late-stage breast cancer incidence and death rate in these counties.