2017-2018 Grants Announcement

Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio® Grants More than $300,000 to Eight Community Organizations

Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio® continues its commitment to breast health in Northwest Ohio by funding organizations that provide breast health and breast cancer services to uninsured and underinsured women and men in its 24-county service area.

TOLEDO, OHIO. July 25, 2017 – Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio® has awarded $300,000 in grants for the 2017-2018 service year to provide mammograms, screening, diagnostic testing, treatment, survivorship support, patient navigation, and education to uninsured and underinsured women and men in Northwest Ohio.

2017-2018 Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio grantees

  • Blanchard Valley Health System
  • Center for Appalachia Research in Cancer Education
  • Firelands Regional Medical Center and Cancer Services of Erie County
  • Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio
  • Mercy Health Partners – Northern Division
  • ProMedica Cancer Institute
  • University of Toledo Health Science Campus 

Joint Breast Health Equity Partnership

Additionally, Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio and the YWCA Northwest Ohio have entered into a Joint Breast Health Equity Partnership. This new initiative will provide a breast cancer early detection program offering uninsured and underinsured women life-saving information and no- or low-cost mammography screenings. It targets minority communities who are at the greatest risk for breast cancer.

Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio is the largest independent supporter of breast cancer services in Northwest Ohio. It is our mission save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all, and energizing science to find the cure.

“Breast cancer has the power to affect everyone in our community, and we believe every woman and man deserves the best chance to identify and fight this disease,” said Michele Murnen Rice, president of the Susan G. Komen® Northwest Ohio Board of Directors.

The funds for these grants are raised primarily through annual Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure events in Findlay and Toledo.

“Every $30 Race registration submitted and every donation made makes a huge difference in the lives of thousands of women and men in Northwest Ohio,” said Mary Westphal, executive director of Susan G. Komen® Northwest Ohio. “Seventy-five percent goes to community outreach, education, screenings, and life-saving breast cancer services. The remaining twenty-five percent goes to fund breakthrough research.”

For further information, visit us online at www.komennwohio.org, call 419-724-2873 or email us at info@komennwohio.org.

About Susan G. Komen® Northwest Ohio

Susan G. Komen® is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and provided more than $1.95 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. The Northwest Ohio Affiliate alone has invested more than $12 million in community breast cancer programs in 24 counties. Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stays in Northwest Ohio and the remaining 25 percent funds national breast cancer research. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit www.komennwohio.org or call 1-877-GO KOMEN

Contact:  Desmond Strooh
Susan G. Komen® Northwest Ohio
o: 419-724-CURE (2873)
c: 419-410-3808
Web: www.komennwohio.org