Susan G. Komen for the Cure® promises to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all and energizing science to find the cures. To fulfill our mission, the Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is currently accepting grant applications for evidence-based strategies and promising practices to reduce breast cancer mortality through early detection in our seven-county service area, which includes Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha counties.
1. Early detection through increased breast cancer screening with mammography:
Provide evidenced-based, culturally competent education and outreach to women ages 40 and over*, who do not routinely engage in breast cancer screening, to increase the number of these women who obtain regular screening mammograms. Funding will not be granted to education programs which do not also provide referral to screening mammography with a screening outcome.
2. Early detection through increased diagnostic breast care:
Funding of diagnostic breast care (diagnostic mammography, ultrasound, biopsy, etc.) for uninsured/underinsured women at any age who have signs or symptoms of breast cancer (e.g. lump) or who have have an abnormal screening mammogram and do not qualify for subsidized programs.
3. Eliminate barriers to breast cancer care through administration of the Komen Southeast Wisconsin Breast Health Assistance Fund:
Since 2005, we have provided funding for a breast health assistance fund. This fund is a medical safety net for uninsured/underinsured individuals at or below 400% of the federal poverty level. Examples of aid provided through this fund include: payment of screening and diagnostic breast care, insurance deductibles/co-pays related to allowable breast services, COBRA & HIRSP premiums, transportation to treatment, childcare during treatment, and some prescriptions.