Komen Southwest Ohio is the local source for funding breast cancer research, support and educational awareness in our 21 county service area. Through its 2018-2019 community grants, Komen Southwest Ohio is investing $120,000 in diagnostic screenings, and financial aid programs. Additionally, $150,000 has been awarded to Rebecca Watters, PhD. a Komen sponsored researcher who specializes in Metastatic (stage IV) breast cancer research. Since it was founded in 1997, Komen Southwest Ohio has invested more than $10.5 million in local breast health agencies and organizations.
The funds Komen Southwest Ohio grants to community programs in our 21-county service area have made a positive difference in the lives of those living with this deadly disease.
The counties we serve include the following: Adams, OH; Brown, OH; Boone, KY; Butler, OH; Campbell, KY; Clermont, OH; Clinton, OH; Darke, OH; Dearborn, IN; Gallatin, KY; Grant, KY; Greene, OH; Hamilton, OH; Highland, OH; Kenton, KY; Miami, OH; Montgomery, OH; Ohio, IN; Preble, OH; Switzerland, IN, and Warren, OH.
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.
In 2018-2019, Komen Southwest Ohio was fortunate to be able to invest more than $150,000 solely toward metastatic research.