An estimated 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer screening, treatment, and awareness are vital to ensure the health of individuals in our communities.
To best address the enormity and complexity of the issue, Komen Greater Nashville believes that it is imperative to fund community-based breast health programs that provide culturally appropriate education and outreach, screening coordination, support and treatment.
Through events like the Komen Greater Nashville Race for the Cure, we have invested more than $3.6 million in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects in our 11-county area over the past 12 years. Up to 75 percent of all funds generated by the Komen Greater Nashville Affiliate stay in our Affiliate Service area, while the remaining income goes to the National Award and Research Grant Program supporting scientific research programs to find cures.
Our National office of Susan G. Komen for the Cure supports research through its peer-reviewed granting program. For more information on that program see, www.komen.org.
To apply for a Community-Based Grant, at least one representative from each organization must attend the MANDATORY Komen Grants Training session scheduled for Wednesday, September 19th from 9:00am to 1:00pm, Tuesday, September 25th from 9:00am to 1:00pm (for current grantees only) and Wednesday, October 3rd from 3:00pm to 6:30pm. This training will be held at the Komen Greater Nashville office located at: 4009 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 209, Nashville, TN 37215. Applications from organizations that do not attend this training will not be accepted. Attendees must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-383-0017.
Not-for-profit organizations that provide breast health and/or breast cancer education, screening, or treatment services are eligible. Click here for more information on how to apply for a grant.