Today marks 10 years that Komen Coastal Georgia has awarded grants to programs in our region to fight breast cancer. Komen awarded $300,000 to seven medical groups today at the annual Grant Awards Luncheon. That money will pay for breast cancer screening, education, diagnostic services, and patient navigation.
Breast cancer survivor Ella Jackson says she doesn’t know what her life would be like without Komen backing.
“The overwhelming support that they’ve given me and the resources that they’ve given me.
Had I not had not had that I probably would have been a misfit case right about now. Like I said I was in between employment.”
Jackson says after 3 years of trying to get a mammogram she received an early diagnosis thanks to Komen of Coastal Georgia.
“People see the pink and it’s good to have the pink. It’s symbolic to what they’re doing. But let me tell you Susan Komen to me is about saving lives. And that is what this whole organization is about. Love courage, strength and saving lives.”
The majority of funding for these community grants comes from the Komen Race For The Cure Savannah.
This year’s Race for the Cure is being held Saturday, April 22nd.
For information about the event and registration click here