A minimum of 25 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race supports the national Komen for the Cure Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.
Up to 75 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race stays in the local community to fund breast health education, breast cancer screening and treatment projects.
Susan G. Komen New Orleans is announcing the release of its Community Profile: a community needs assessment of the burden of breast cancer in the Greater New Orleans area. This report details the barriers in education, screening, and treatment regarding breast cancer in our community. By gathering demographic data, breast cancer statistics, information about programs and services available, and qualitative data from surveys and focus groups, the Community Profile Report has illuminated areas of greatest need in our eight parish service area. Our service area includes: Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, Plaquemines and Washington parishes.
Together with its grantees and community partners, Komen New Orleans will address gaps and barriers in the breast cancer continuum of care and extend its outreach efforts throughout our service area. Affiliate staff, board members, and volunteers will develop new partnerships with community-based outreach/health organizations that promote awareness on breast health education, screening and treatment access and care for underserved populations. Other areas of need in our community are services that eliminate barriers to breast care such as low-cost, or no cost, mammography and other breast cancer services to underserved populations and increased follow-up care and post-treatment support services to survivors.