Central Tennessee Affiliate Welcomes Komen Chattanooga

Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee, comprised of former Komen Upper Cumberland and Komen Greater Nashville, have welcomed Komen Chattanooga to strengthen their impact in the fight against breast cancer!

“By coming together as Komen Central Tennessee and combining our staff and resources, we are now working more efficiently with a larger team to have an even larger impact on our community” said Anita Stewart, current Operations Director for Komen Chattanooga.

With the addition of the Chattanooga Region, which was comprised of 16 counties10 in SE Tennessee and 6 in NW Georgia, Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee will now serve 41 counties in Tennessee and Northwest Georgia.

“By combining resources, our affiliates will be able to reduce operating costs and increase resources to help women and men access breast cancer education, screening, treatment and support services,” said Patty Harman, Executive Director of Komen Central Tennessee.

The consolidation will not change the things that matter most to the communities served. Regional offices in the Greater Nashville, Upper Cumberland, and Chattanooga Regions will continue local operations. Community-focused events, such as outreach and educational services, annual Race for the Cure events and fundraisers, will continue. And local donations and fundraising will continue to serve local breast health programs.

 

Chattanooga Regional Office

The Chattanooga Regional office has recently moved locations so make changes to your address book! The new location is at:

515 Airport Road, Suite 114, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Race Registrations Now Open

Within the Central Tennessee Affiliate, we have three regional Race for the Cures:

Upper Cumberland – Saturday, September 9th

Chattanooga – Sunday, October 22nd

Nashville – Saturday, October 28th

Grants Remain Regional

Through its 2017-2018 community grants, Komen Central Tennessee is investing more than $480,000 in education, diagnosis, treatment and support programs here in name service area here provided by 18 local programs that serve uninsured or underinsured residents in our service area. Since it was founded in 1992, Komen Central Tennessee has invested more than $9 million in local breast health agencies and organizations.

In the Chattanooga Region:

  • Erlanger Health System
  • Memorial Health Care System
  • Erlanger’s Southside/Dodson Avenue Community Health Centers
  • Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership
  • Tennessee Department of Health

In the Upper Cumberland Region:

  • Cookeville Regional Medical Center
  • Putnam County YMCA
  • Tennessee Department of Health
  • Saint Thomas Health

In the Greater Nashville Region:

  • Austin Peay State University
  • Charis Health Center
  • Faith Family Medical Center
  • Friends in General, Inc.
  • Siloam Health
  • Tennessee Department of Health
  • Saint Thomas Health
  • YMCA of Middle Tennessee

Komen Central Tennessee supports breast cancer treatments, screening, education, support services and research. Up to 75% of net proceeds remain in the affiliate service area while the remaining 25% goes toward ground breaking research.

Now serving 41 counties in Tennessee and Northwest Georgia, Komen Central Tennessee:

  • Is the local source for breast cancer detection and support projects
  • Funds vital screening mammograms, diagnostic testing and treatment support through annual Community Grants Program.
  • Maintains offices in the Greater Nashville Region, Upper Cumberland Region, and Chattanooga Region.
  • Regional offices will continue to support outreach and community focused events, local Race for the Cure events and fundraisers.