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 the St. Petersburg Race for the Cure stays in our Service Area to fund breast cancer screening, breast health education, and breast cancer treatment and navigation projects.
Statement of need for the 2017-2018 Grant Funding cycle:
While applications will be accepted for programs providing services within the Affiliate service area, priority will be given to applicants that demonstrate benefit to Hillsborough and/or Polk Counties:
The funding priority areas are listed below in order of importance:
- Access to Breast Cancer Care: Projects that increase access to the entire continuum of care (screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care) for low-income uninsured and underinsured women, under age 50. Low-income is defined as individuals with yearly incomes at or below 250% Federal poverty level. Underinsured is defined as having health insurance coverage but not able to afford the out-of-pocket costs (e.g., copays or deductibles) associated with receiving services. The Affiliate seeks to fund programs that provide no cost or low breast cancer services, and/or diagnostic and treatment co-pay/deductible financial assistance programs. The applicant must describe how an individual with an abnormal screening will move seamlessly into diagnostic testing and, if necessary, treatment and follow-up within the program.
- Breast Cancer Education: Projects that develop and implement evidence-based, culturally best practices in breast cancer education for women that leads to documented age-appropriate breast cancer action (e.g., talk to doctor about personal breast cancer risk and/or get a screening mammogram). Breast cancer education sessions must include information on Komen breast self-awareness messages and local resources that reduce identified barriers for individuals seeking care.
The Community Profile is a community needs assessment that provides the basis for Affiliate grant-making and activities. The Community Profile is updated every two years to stay current and uses a variety of sources to determine the breast health needs in our Service Area. By taking a comprehensive, evidenced-based look at what is happening in our Service Area, we can ensure that the funds we raise are going towards programs that meet the needs of our community.