Susan G. Komen Awards $315,000 to Local nonprofits
April 6, 2016
Today, the Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® awarded $315,000 in grants to local nonprofits to assist with education, screenings, support services and treatment for breast cancer. In total, the agency has funded over $4.9 million in local Middle Tennessee breast cancer programs. An additional $4 million was recently awarded for research grants at Vanderbilt.
This year’s funded community partners include:
Austin Peay State University
Charis Health Center
Faith Family Medical
Metro General – Friends In General
Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography
Primary Care & Hope Clinic
Progreso Community Center
Siloam Family Health Clinic
Tennessee Department of Health
YMCA – ABC Program
Komen Greater Nashville serves 11 counties in Middle Tennessee. Each year an independent review committee evaluates a slate of applications and recommends funding on an annual basis. Metro General Hospital’s Mammograms in May program will kick off soon and provides free mammograms and follow-up care for uninsured women over the age of 40. This program serves all 11 counties in Middle Tennessee. To schedule your Komen-Funded screening during Mammograms in May, contact (615) 341-4491.