Susan G. Komen San Diego Awards $1 Million in Grants to Local Breast Health Programs

Susan G. Komen San Diego’s Annual Awards Celebration, April 10

With $1 million in gifts, Komen San Diego continues to fund the County’s largest program of free breast cancer treatments, services, and support.

SAN DIEGO (April 3, 2014)—Susan G. Komen San Diego will award grants to local breast health programs on April 10, 2014 at AMN Healthcare. Komen San Diego continues to be the County’s largest funder of free breast cancer treatments, services and support. Also Lorraine Hutchinson, Deputy Chief of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department will be named Komen’s 2014 Honorary Breast Cancer Survivor at the ceremony.


The grants will provide free diagnostic mammograms, life-saving screenings, surgeries, temporary financial aid for living expenses, meal deliveries, education, outreach, research and more for qualified women in San Diego County. Last year, Komen San Diego’s grant organizations served more than 30,000 women.


“Komen San Diego is the breast cancer safety net of San Diego County,” said Laura Farmer Sherman, executive director of Susan G. Komen San Diego. “When a woman has nowhere else to turn she turns to us. We provide her with everything she needs to make it through a breast cancer diagnosis and thrive after. Unique in San Diego County, no other organization fills the gaps like we do.”


The funds were raised through the efforts of San Diegans participating in Komen’s annual special events, like the Race for the Cure. Seventy-five percent of every dollar raised stays in San Diego County and the remaining 25 percent helps fund international breast cancer research.

“The goal of Komen San Diego is to give every woman equal access to the resources necessary to prevent and fight breast cancer,” said Catherine Blair, president of the Board of Directors of Komen San Diego. “I am in awe that last year we were able to provide over 1,400 free or low cost mammograms and over 1,900 free or low cost diagnostic services for women in San Diego.”

A review panel of volunteers including breast cancer survivors, physicians and educators conduct a thorough and blind review process of all applicants and based on the panel’s recommendations, Komen San Diego’s Board of Directors makes the final granting decision.  All grants and awards are contingent upon receipt of a fully executed agreement.

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time: 5:30p.m.
Location: AMN Healthcare, 12400 High Bluff Drive, San Diego, CA 92130


2014-2015 Grantees


Diagnostics and Services

  • San Diego County Medical Society Foundation
  • Mama’s Kitchen
  • Jewish Family Services of San Diego
  • Community Clinics Health Network
  • Breast Cancer Solutions
  • 2-1-1 San Diego

Education and Outreach

  • Vista Community Clinic
  • Chula Vista Collaborative
  • La Maestra Family Clinic, Inc.
  • San Ysidro Health Center
  • Somali Family Services of San Diego

Patient Navigation

  • Family Health Centers of San Diego

About Susan G. Komen San Diego®
Since its inception in 1995, Komen San Diego has raised more than $12.5 million to fund local non-profits who provide everything from free diagnostic mammograms and surgeries to meal delivery, child care and temporary financial aid.  Seventy-five percent of every dollar raised stays right here in San Diego County to fund free diagnostic mammograms, treatment and services for qualified women and their families. The remaining 25 percent funds international breast cancer research. In fact, next to the U.S. government, Susan G. Komen is the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world. For more information, please visit

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