A minimum of 25 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race supports the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.
Up to 75 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race stays in the local community to fund breast health education, breast cancer screening and treatment projects.
Through our 2011 community needs assessment, the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has identified the following priorities for our current grant cycle:
1. Increase and improve delivery of early detection services, including (re)screening and diagnostics that will improve mortality rates.
2. Improve survivorship support that is evidence-based and/or represents an innovative approach.
The goal of the Community Profile is to gather information about each of the counties we serve so that we can identify needs and opportunities in the service area. The Affiliate will utilize our 2011 Community Profile report to focus our resources in the areas that need them most by using data and statistics, qualitative information gathered from key informants and community members, as well as an analysis of available resources in the service area to discover the state of breast health in the Komen Columbus service area. We will form goals and mission objectives for the upcoming grant cycle using our Community Profile report, as well as guide development initiatives, outreach and education programming, advocacy campaigns and volunteer recruitment based on our findings.
The mission of the affiliate will always be to save lives and end breast cancer forever; the Community Profile will provide an action plan for the next few years so that we can most efficiently use our resources to work towards these goals. The 2011 Community Profile priorities strategically influenced our 2012-2013 Request for Applications (RFA), now available online.