Susan G. Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Announces 2017-2018 Grantees

MIAMI, Fla. – May 1, 2017 – Susan G. Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale is proud to announce our community partners for the upcoming year.

Based on a community needs assessment, which outlined the need for programs that increase access to the breast cancer continuum of care and for programs that provide culturally appropriate, evidence-based breast cancer education that leads to documented age-appropriate breast cancer action, Susan G. Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale is able to support efforts that reduce breast cancer disparities in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties. Programs that qualified for funding are:

  • Florida Keys Area Health Education Center, Inc.
  • Holy Cross Hospital, Inc.
  • Jackson Health System
  • Liga Contra el Cancer, Inc.
  • Memorial Healthcare System
  • Open Door Health Center, Inc.
  • John Bosco Clinic
  • Womankind
  • YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, Inc.

“Our grantees are on the vanguard of breast cancer care and we are proud of the bearing they have on our community,” said Kim Heard, Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Board of Directors President. “As a breast cancer survivor myself, I know the importance of ensuring that the women in our community will receive critical breast health care and support. I wouldn’t be able to do the work I do if it weren’t for our grantees. I am proud to support the impact our grantees make each and every day.”

To obtain further information about the programs funded, please visit the Affiliate’s Grants webpage, or contact Patricia Sanchez at or 954-909-0457.

To learn more about the fight against breast cancer, or to support upcoming events by the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate, visit


About Susan G. Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale

Susan G. Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale is an Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, which funds more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease.  Susan G. Komen® has set a bold goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths in the US by 50 percent by 2026. Its mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all, and energizing science to find the cures. Seventy-five percent of Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale’s net proceeds stay in the area, funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations for breast cancer education, screening and treatment for uninsured, medically underserved women in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties. Since its founding in 1999, the Affiliate has invested more than $11 million in local programs. The remaining 25 percent of its net proceeds funds breast cancer research nationally. For more information, visit and follow us at and on Twitter: @komenmiaftl.


Media contact:
Rebecca Torriani


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