Susan G. Komen East TN is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in 24 county service area. Seventy-five percent of all funds raised by the Affiliate stay in our service area to fund breast health programs for women who would not otherwise have access to screening and patient assistance. The funds Komen East TN grants to community programs in our service area have made a positive difference in the lives of those living with this deadly disease.
Through its 2017-2018 community grants, Komen East TN is investing $281,618 in screening, diagnosis, and patient assistance here in the 16-county Knoxville community; and is investing an additional $93,498 for these services in the 8-county Tri-Cities community. Since it was founded in 1997, Komen East TN has invested more than $9.7 million in local breast health agencies and organizations.
The remaining 25 percent of net funds were invested in the Susan G. Komen Grants Program managed at the national level. To learn more about Susan G. Komen’s research investment, click here.