Susan G. Komen Austin

Amplify Day Goal: $5,000.00

Organizational Overview

Susan G. Komen Austin
1705 S Capital of TX Hwy
Austin, Texas 78746

Mission Statement

Susan G. Komen® Austin is an Austin-based nonprofit committed to saving lives locally and fighting breast cancer globally. Komen Austin is the only local breast cancer organization attacking the disease on all fronts - education, screening, treatment, follow-up care, survivorship support, advocacy and research. The organization serves the women and men in the city's five-county area battling breast cancer by removing barriers to care for the uninsured and underinsured. Of the funds raised annually, Komen Austin invests up to 75 percent into local community health care grants and educational initiatives; the remaining 25 percent is invested into global research studies to find the cures for breast cancer.

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.

Last year alone, Komen Austin was able to grant over $614,000 to local breast cancer services providers to provide more than 3,000 breast health services.

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:

Impact Statement

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.

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
Utility Assistance for one household $49 - $230
Rent Assistance 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