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 each domestic Affiliate Race stays in the local community to fund breast health education, breast cancer screening and treatment projects.
Affiliate priorities were developed based on demographic data and service assets and gaps, and were further reinforced through the exploratory data. The Siouxland Affiliate will optimize its impact on breast health by focusing on the following priorities and actions:
Priority 1: Target Thurston County, Nebraska and Plymouth and Lyon Counties, Iowa to emphasize the importance of patient education regarding breast health care and increase the regularity of clinical breast examinations and mammograms.
Priority 2: Partner with African-American and Latina community leaders to increase awareness and access to breast health services to women living in the Siouxland affiliate region.
Priority 3: Assist breast cancer patients and survivors as they navigate the continuum of care.
The Community Profile is a needs assessment document that provides an overview of Komen’s grant-making priorities and the breast health needs in our service area. Please familiarize yourself with this document before developing your applications. To download the Community Profile please click here.