Seventy-five percent of the proceeds from the Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® remain in the local community. Funds support breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for the medically underserved in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. The remaining monies, approximately twenty-five percent fund breast cancer research and project grants awarded through Komen.
Affiliates of Susan G. Komen represent one of the nation’s largest funding sources for breast health and breast cancer screening, education and treatment support programs.
The Komen Detroit Race for the Cure offers grants for innovative projects in the areas of breast health and/or breast cancer projects targeting services not otherwise available to the medically underserved communities of the Metropolitan Detroit area.
BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER CONTROL NAVIGATION PROGRAM (BCCCP)
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women in the U.S., and the leading single cause of death overall in women between the ages of 40 and 64. While advances have been made in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure, early detection still affords the best opportunity for successful treatment. Programs such as the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program help ensure that all women have access to early detection information and options, even poor and medically underserved women.
If you are a woman 40-64 years of age and are uninsured or face high out-of-pocket costs for breast or cervical screening, the Tri-county BCCCP may be able to help:
- Clinical breast exam
- Follow up tests
- If needed, cancer-related treatment
- Pap smear
- Pelvic exam
- Follow up tests
- if needed, any cancer-related treatment
For more Information call the Tri-County BCCCP at (888) 242-2702 or visit www.bcccp.org