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San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Funds Over $1.6 Million This Year to Community Outreach Programs
Date:7/24/2009

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, one of over 100 Affiliates nationwide dedicated to putting an end to breast cancer, recently provided community grants totaling over $1.6 million dollars to support Bay Area breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs.

The Komen San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate's local fundraising efforts, such as the Komen SF Race for the Cure(R), have enabled it to fund projects such as new mammography equipment for San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center.

"The grant from San Francisco Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure provides us with critical support to greatly improve access to mammography services for the City's most vulnerable women," said Roland Pickens, Senior Associate Administrator, San Francisco General Hospital. "In this time of diminishing resources, this grant is a beacon of hope in a financial storm."

Other local major grant recipients are:

Alameda County

  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (also in Contra Costa, San Francisco and San Mateo County)
  • Circulo de Via Cancer Support and Resource Center (also in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara County)
  • Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, Inc
  • Tri-City Health Center

Contra Costa County

  • Asociacion Hispana del Cancer
  • The Latina Center (also in Alameda County)

Greater Bay Area

  • Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic

Marin County

  • Marin Community Clinics

Napa County


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SOURCE Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Francisco Affiliate
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