Susan G. Komen® Greater Detroit is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Since 1992, Detroit’s Race has raised over $29 million in the fight against breast cancer.
2018-2019 Abstracts of Grants Funded
by the 27th Annual Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®
The Expanded Sister & Sister Program $66,932 McLaren Oakland Foundation Heidi McGlinnen, MA (248) 338-5804
The Sister and Sister Expanded Program works to save lives in Oakland County by promoting breast cancer awareness, early detection and prompt treatment. The program will offer comprehensive services to women in Oakland County, starting with education to dispel myths and reduce fears that prevent regular screenings. Screening procedures and patient navigation services will continue to be provided free of charge. Additionally, the Sister and Sister Expanded program will provide financial support for deductibles and co-pays for those who are uninsured or underinsured.
Breast Cancer Outreach Program $101,000 Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services Hiam Hamade, MPH, RN, BSN (313) 216-2206
The Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) will continue its breast cancer outreach while providing education and screening services for low-income women who reside in southeastern Michigan. Through the program, women will receive comprehensive, one-on-one, health education through in-home visits and access to a free mammogram and clinical breast exam.
Power in Knowledge $33,000 Sisters Network Greater Metropolitan Detroit Janice Fitzhugh, BS (313) 438-3639
Sisters Network Greater Metropolitan Detroit (SNGMDC) will raise awareness and provide educational materials, focus on breast health and dispel myths to African American teens in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. The primary goal of the program is to educate 100 teen girls who will become PINK Ambassadors and the teens will share their knowledge of breast cancer survival awareness, ways to dispel myths and how to encourage female family and friends to get screened.