Since 1991, Komen Oregon and SW Washington is proud to have dedicated over $19.8 million in partnership of breast health programs with community organizations. In 2017, our grant partnerships total $460,000, and will provide innovative and crucial breast health services. 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.

2017-2018 Grant Recipients

Familias en Accion | Patient Navigation for Latinas
Familias en Accion provides patient navigation to Latina breast cancer survivors. Services include survivor and family support, navigating the healthcare system, disease self-management and nutrition and exercise programs.

Oregon Health Authority | ScreenWise Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program
The ScreenWise program provides uninsured and underinsured women and men of Oregon with access to breast and cervical cancer diagnostic and genetic screenings in order to catch cancer in its earliest stages.

Northwest Family Services | Latina Initiative
A strategic partner in our Latina Initiative, providing an innovative, outcomes-focused approach to decreasing the dramatic number of late-stage breast cancer diagnoses in the Latina population in Gresham and Inner-East Portland.

PeaceHealth SW Medical Center | Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program
This program provides uninsured and underinsured women and men of SW Washington with access to breast and cervical cancer screening in order to catch cancer in its earliest stages.

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center | Latina Initiative
A strategic partner in our Latina Initiative, providing an innovative, outcomes-focused approach to decreasing the dramatic number of late-stage breast cancer diagnoses in the Latina population in the Beaverton/Aloha area.

211info | Komen Treatment Access Program
As the administrator of the Treatment Access Program, 211info provides assistance to individuals needing assistance with travel and lodging expenses, in the form of gift cards, throughout treatment.

2017-2018 Project Support / Small Grant Recipients

Casting for Recovery | Oregon Retreat
Casting for Recovery provides retreats for breast cancer survivors and fighters in Camp Sherman, Oregon. The retreats incorporate evidence-based group and one-on-one education, support groups, and the use of complementary therapies.

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 survivorship after a cancer diagnosis.

Northwest Family Services | Marion-Polk County Discover Pink Walk

October 14th walk will produce awareness of the Women’s Health Program and services for women needing patient navigation and help receiving mammograms. The walk will provide the community information about breast health services and resources, as well as vouchers for mammograms to women who would otherwise be unable to obtain them.

Sky Lakes Cancer Treatment Center | Mindful Meals and Body Acceptance Fitness Class
Project provides funds for a monthly cancer support class so that participants can connect with community partners to build healthy lifestyle choices. Cooking classes and body acceptance classes will be offered as part of the support group.

2016-2017 Project Support / Small Grant Recipients

Breast Friends | Lyft Transportation Program
Program provides transportation assistance to individuals with metastatic breast cancer in the Portland metro area.

Clark County Skills Center Foundation | Hair Loss and Wigs Project

Program provides cosmetology students the opportunity to provide services to cancer patients through research of cancer, hair loss and the impact a cosmetologist can make for an individual experiencing cancer. Participating students will provide free wigs and styling to cancer patients.

Pacific Communities Health District Foundation | Living and Thriving: A Mind-Body-Spirit Program for Wellness
The program provides support and education classes for patients who have limited options in Newport and surrounding areas. Classes last six weeks with the goal to reduce anxiety and depression, relieve pain, aid decision-making and improve relationships and communication.