SUSAN G. KOMEN® Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi AWARDS $405,351 TO SUPPORT MID-SOUTH PROGRAMS

Memphis, TN – May 3, 2019– Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi today announced $405,351 in new community grants for 2019. These awards help meet the most critical needs of the community, including projects that provide vitally needed breast cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment services, and support, which includes patient navigation, education, and financial assistance. These vital programs also support Susan G. Komen’s bold goal to reduce current breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026.

This year’s local Komen grants in the Memphis Metro and North Mississippi areas were awarded to:

  • Baptist Medical Group Memphis Breast Care: $20,152
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women: $90,500
  • Church Health: $20,400
  • Methodist Healthcare Foundation: $51,005
  • STAARS (Jennie and Isiah Davis Foundation) Support Group: $6,000
  • Regional One Health: $48,000
  • UHESS Carin and Sharin Support Group: $6,000
  • UT/West Institute: $36,300
  • Alliance Charitable Foundation, Holly Springs: $16,044
  • Baptist–Booneville, Columbus, New Albany, Oxford: $48,000
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital–DeSoto: $41,500
  • Good Samaritan Medical Clinic: $4,450
  • Tennessee Department of Health Breast and Cervical Cancer Program: $14,000
  • Tishomingo Health Services, Inc.: $3,000

Since 1993, Komen Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi has funded over $11.2 million to community projects serving local women and men in the Mid-South while contributing nearly $3.5 million to Komen’s national research grants program.

“The Race for the Cure is not what we do, but how we do it. We are thankful for the friends, family and companies who fight alongside us, helping to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in Tennessee and Mississippi, ensuring that anyone, of any age, any gender, whether uninsured, underinsured or insured with high deductibles receives the quality breast health care they need when they need it.” said Elaine Hare, CEO. She added, “We are unique in our community in that we fight breast cancer on all 4 fronts: advocacy, community health care, education and research. It is inspiring to see the list of the organizations we have funded through the decades but even more so to hear the stories from Survivors of lives saved because of Komen funding.”

The Affiliate also will provide eight additional grants totaling $90,593 for grantees including Mississippi Department of Health and providers in Central and South Mississippi which will be presented at a separate event in Jackson, Mississippi.

About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi
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. Komen has set a Bold
Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen
was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end
the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi is working to better the lives of those
facing breast cancer in the local community. Komen M3 has invested over $11 million in community
breast health programs in West Tennessee, the Memphis Metro area, and Mississippi and has helped contribute to the more
than $988 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 901-757-8686 or
visit www.komenmemphisms.org.