2018-2019 Grant Recipients

The Southwest Ohio affiliate of Susan G. Komen is pleased to announce our 2018-19 Community Health Programs and research award. This year, with the assistance of generous donations from the community, the Affiliate is awarding $120,000.00 dollars to breast health programs in the Southwest Ohio region. These important diagnostic screenings & emergency assistance programs target women in our community.  Additionally, $150,000 has been award to Rebecca Watters, PhD. a Komen sponsored researcher who specializes in Metastatic (stage IV) breast cancer research. 

  • To view our 2016-2017 Community Health Program Grantees, click here.
  • To view our 2015-2016 Community Health Program Grantees, click here.
  • To view our 2014-2015 Community Health Program Grantees, click here.
  • To view our 2013-2014 Community Health Program Grantees, click here.

For more information about the Komen Southwest Ohio Community Health Programs, please contact us at:

6120 South Gilmore Rd., Suite 206, Fairfield, Ohio 45240

List of 2018-19 Community Grant Recipients

These important screening, support program and emergency financial assistance programs target uninsured and underinsured women in our community include:

Community Screening and Diagnostic Mammograms:


Center for Appalachia Research in Cancer Education (CARE)

CARE’s Project Hoffnung (Hope) was developed to provide education about breast health, to link women with breast cancer screening services, and to address health disparities within Amish and Mennonite communities. This program strives to continue established community-based screening and education programs in Adams, Highland, and Switzerland Counties for Amish and Mennonite women. The proposed program uses the foundation of trust we currently have established over 19 years within the communities and combines a sound process and impact evaluation plan with strong community-based partnerships from the Amish and Mennonite settlements. This initiative represents an ideal collaboration between agency-based and community-led organizations to maximize resources and disseminate breast health services more widely in some of the most resource-starved settlements in Ohio.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare

St. Elizabeth’s Women’s Wellness Breast Center provides comprehensive services including screening, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship support.  This outreach program helps alleviate the costs of services for women who do not qualify for insurance plans and to cover diagnostic services primarily in the Komen Southwest Ohio service area. Women who qualify under specific financial criteria set by the provider who are also in need of additional care beyond a screening mammography will be able to access these services provided by St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

Emergency Aid Program: Breast Cancer Patient Financial Assistance

Susan G. Komen Treatment Assistance Program

Susan G. Komen® Southwest Ohio is proud to offer assistance to those struggling with the financial burden of breast cancer treatment through the Komen Southwest Ohio Treatment Assistance Program. This program bridges the gap for underserved individuals who are actively undergoing breast cancer treatment. With this program, we aim to help those who are facing financial challenges by providing limited financial assistance, education and support services to low-income, underinsured or uninsured breast cancer patients throughout the Komen Southwest Ohio service area. Financial assistance is available for breast cancer treatment expenses such as oral pain medication, anti-nausea medication, oral chemotherapy/hormone therapy, child care/elder care, transportation to and from treatment, lymphedema care and supplies and durable medical equipment.

Funding through this program helps patients of any age who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, at any stage of the disease. Financial assistance is granted to patients who meet predetermined eligibility criteria. To learn more about this program and other helpful resources, call the Komen Breast Care Helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636).

The following assistance is available for qualifying breast cancer patients:

  • Assessment by an oncology social worker
  • Financial assistance for:
    • Oral pain and anti-nausea medication
    • Oral chemotherapy/hormone therapy
    • Child care/elder care
    • Transportation to and from treatment
    • Lymphedema care and supplies
    • Durable medical equipment
  • Breast cancer education
  • Psychosocial support
  • Information about local resources