Since 1991, Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington is proud to have provided $20.7 million for breast health programs run by community organizations. Our community partners are dedicated to helping us connect men and women in Oregon and SW Washington to critical breast health services. These collaborations allows us to broaden our reach to serve men and women in need of breast health education, screening, navigation, treatment, and support. They also support saving lives and furthering our goal of a world without breast cancer.
2019-2020 Grant Recipients
Northwest Family Services | Breast Health Access Program
This project uses a Community Health Worker to provide culturally sensitive outreach to low income and uninsured or under insured focusing on women with Hispanic or Latino decent, to reduce barriers for accessing low cost breast cancer screening in the Portland metro area.
PeaceHealth SW Medical Center | Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program
This program serves low income, uninsured, underinsured people in SW Washington. Komen funding allows for services not covered by other funding sources, including the Komen Symptomatic Program, which provides services to women age 18-39 who are at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level.
Urban League | African American Breast Health Program
The Black Breast Health Program utilizes black Community Health Workers that help direct woman to breast health services, screening and resources, help to schedule and follow up with appointments, will accompany clients to appointments and also provide transportation assistance to and from appointments.
Oregon Health Authority | ScreenWise Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program
This program serves low income, uninsured, under insured Oregonians with genetic counseling for those who are at risk of hereditary cancer, as well as with services that are not covered by other funding sources.
2019-2020 Project Support/Small Grant Recipients
Pink Phoenix Dragon Boat Team | Portland Dragon Boat Races
Pink Phoenix will be racing two boats at the Portland Dragon Boat Races in the women’s division and breast cancer division. The two-day race provides an example to survivors that there is quality of life after breast cancer, and allows survivors to reach goals of endurance and survivor ship after a cancer diagnosis.
Oregon Latina Health Symposium
A daylong symposium with experts and information that will enable participants to provide greater support to improve the breast health of the Latinas in the community.