Susan G. Komen Austin

Organizational Overview

Susan G. Komen Austin
5508 Parkcrest Dr. Suite 203
Austin, Texas 78731

Mission Statement

One in eight women will have to fight breast cancer in her lifetime. This year alone, over 17,000 new diagnoses are expected just in the state of Texas. That's why, since 1999, Susan G. Komen® Austin has been hard at work here in the Austin area raising money to provide breast cancer screening, education and medical services as well as financial and emotional support. In fact, 75 percent of the money we raise each year is put to work right here in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties to improve the lives of everyone affected by this deadly disease. The remaining funds are solely dedicated to national research.

Did you know that all Komen Affiliates, including Susan G. Komen® Austin, operate as their own locally based 501c3 organizations. Since Komen Austin started in 1999, over $10 million has been invested into local community grants that make life-saving education, screenings, treatment and follow-up care possible right here in the Austin area. An additional $4 million has been invested into research to find better treatments and ultimately the cures. Learn more:

Impact Statement

In 2014 our community partners provided over 3,400 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."

Needs Statement

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
Utilities for one household $49 - $230
Rent for one household $250 - $382

"We are grateful to Susan G. Komen Austin. This grant will enable WINGS to extend our life-saving treatment services to more women in the five county area. We currently have more than 60 women in the program thanks to the generosity of the people who support Komen Austin throughout the year. We are honored to be among such a remarkable group of agencies who realize that we are -- truly -- our sisters' keepers."
Terri Jones | Executive Director | WINGS

"Community Action Inc. of Central Texas' Breast Cancer Navigation Program is delighted to once again be part of Komen Austin's effort in Central Texas to bring life-saving mammograms, diagnostic services and breast cancer navigation to the women in our area."
Carole Belver, M.Ed. | Executive Director | Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas