Komen Florida Suncoast is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in the Tampa Bay region. Since inception in 1999, Komen Florida Suncoast has invested more than $14 million in local breast health agencies and organizations to fund education, diagnosis, treatment and support programs here in the Tampa Bay area. These programs serve uninsured or underinsured residents throughout our six-county service area of Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota Counties.
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 most recent grant cycle, Komen Florida Suncoast funding provided:
- Over 2,000 people with breast health education
- 1,450low 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 was 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.