Friday, June 13, 2014
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.