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Susan G. Komen awards community grants to area nonprofits

  • Friday, June 13, 2014

The Susan G. Komen organization was founded in 1982. PROVIDED

The Lowcountry affiliate of Susan G. Komen has awarded more than $348,000 to six area nonprofits in the form of community-health grants. The awarded grants will help fund breast health screening, diagnostic and survivor support services to local communities within the Lowcountry affiliate's 17-county service area for the 2014 fiscal year.

The 2014 grant recipients are Allendale County Hospital ($55,300), Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health ($79,360), McLeod Health ($61,586), The Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties ($65,468), Smith Medical Center ($22,539) and Volunteers in Medicine – Hilton Head ($70,449).

Grant recipients are chosen through a highly competitive, peer-reviewed process. In order to insure it is funding programs addressing the greatest barriers to care, the affiliate works with civic leaders and health care professionals to conduct a thorough community-needs assessment.

Since 2001, the affiliate has invested more than $5.8 million in its 17-county service area.

The affiliate's annual Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure is the organization's largest fundraiser, supporting community-health grants and mission programs.

To learn more about the funding priorities identified by the community needs assessment and more, please visit www.komenlowcountry.org/grants/funding-priorities.

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