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.
1. Partner with community-based organizations to promote breast self-awareness and available services which reduce socioeconomic status barriers.
Komen Kansas City will work with community organizations to educate people in the target populations about breast health. The breast self-awareness message includes:
1) Know your risk
2) Get screened
- Ask your doctor which screening tests are right for you
- Have an annual mammogram beginning at 40
- Have a clinical breast exam beginning at age 20
3) Know what is normal for you
4) Make healthy lifestyle choices
Download a Breast Self-Awareness Card
2. Increase breast self-awareness and knowledge of available community services throughout the service are that decreases barriers to screening.
Komen Kansas City will expand individuals breast self-awareness beyond looking/feeling only for lumps and address confussion about frequency of screenings.
3. Through Komen leadership, strengthen collaborative relations among the Affiliate, community organizations and healthcare providers throughout the service area to identify services that meet community needs idenified in the community profile.
Komen Kansas City will develop a resource that educates the community on breast health services available.
To download the full Community Profile report, please click here.
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.