The Louisville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Announces 2011 Grant Recipients
The Louisville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has announced the awarding of $625,000 in funding for 17 local breast cancer projects. The checks will be presented to the grant recipients at the annual Closer to the Cure luncheon 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at Hurstbourne Country Club, 9000 Hurstbourne Club Lane.
Through the Community Grants Program, the Louisville Affiliate awards grants to non-profit organizations providing breast cancer screening and treatment as well as breast health education to residents in its 15-county service area: Bullitt, Hardin, Jefferson, Shelby, Oldham, Spencer, Nelson, Meade, Breckenridge, Larue and Grayson in Kentucky, and Clark, Floyd, Scott and Harrison in Indiana. The Community Grants Program seeks to reduce breast cancer mortality, especially among those who are disproportionately affected by this disease.
Funds available for community grants are generated through the organization’s two major fundraisers, the Komen Louisville Race for the Cure® and the Pink Tie Ball, corporate and private donations and third party events. Total fundraising for the Affiliate exceeded $1.2 Million.
Local Grants Awarded Include:
YES, Mamm! Breast Health Program
Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation
This program will increase participation in breast cancer screening and treatment for medically under-served women in Nelson County and surrounding serviced counties.