Komen Florida Suncoast is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in the Tampa Bay region. Through its 2015-2016 community grants, Komen Florida Suncoast is investing $200,000 in education, diagnosis, treatment and support programs here in the Tampa Bay Area provided by local organizations that serve uninsured or underinsured residents in our service area. Since it was founded in 1999, Komen Florida Suncoast has invested more than $14 million in local breast health agencies and organizations.
The funds Komen Florida Suncoast grants to community programs in our service area have made a positive difference in the lives of those living with this deadly disease.
During the 2014-2015 grant cycle, Komen Florida Suncoast funding provided:
- Over 2000 people with breast health education
- 1450 low or no-cost screening mammograms for medically underserved Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Hillsborough, and Manatee county residents
- 16 breast cancers were detected in people who otherwise may not have had access to this life-saving information who are now able to seek treatment
The remaining 25 percent of net funds were invested in the Susan G. Komen Grants Program managed at the national level. Read a more detailed explanation about Susan G. Komen’s research investment. In 2012-2013, Komen Florida Suncoast was fortunate to be able to invest more than $53,864.06 solely toward research.