Since 1999 Komen Austin has invested nearly $11 million into breast health services and educational efforts in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties. Additionally, close to $5 million has been raised to fund global research studies to find the cures for breast cancer. Komen Austin encourages the local community to help save lives and end breast cancer forever by participating in year-round fundraising efforts and our signature events - the Susan G. Komen® Austin Race for the Cure and the annual Pink! Party.
Komen Austin also released its Community Profile, which is a thorough assessment of breast health services that is completed every five years in Komen Austin's five county service area. The profile identifies gaps in services and serves as a roadmap to identify future funding focuses in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties. You can read the full 2015 Community Profile here: http://bit.ly/20ZtdK4
In the last five years our community partners provided over 64,000 life-saving breast health services. These services including free screenings, patient navigation, treatment and follow-up care saved the lives of those battling breast cancer right here in our community.
Over 17,000 new cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed just in the state of Texas this year. With 1 in 4 Texans being uninsured, the need for our services is great. The costs of the services we provide can range from $20 to $19,000. Learn more below:
Screening mammogram $100
Clinical breast exam/follow up doctor visit $108
Diagnostic mammogram $70
Diagnostic procedures $500
One year of on-going treatment for metastatic cancer $19,000
One year of on-going treatment $17,250
Transportation to medical appointments $500
One-time transportation assistance $20
Utility Assistance for one household $49 - $230
Rent Assistance for one household $250 - $382
Terri Jones | Executive Director | WINGS