Where Does the Money Go?
Funds raised from the Komen Washington, D.C. Race for the Cure are granted to local programs that support Komen’s promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Up to 75 percent of the Komen Washington, D.C. Race for the Cure’s net income stays in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area to fund breast cancer screening, treatment and education programs through the National Capital Region Grant Program. The remaining 25 percent will go to fund national research programs.
Through a competitive grant process, the Komen Washington, D.C. Race for the Cure provides funding to not-for-profit organizations providing breast health services such as mobile mammography and other free or low-cost screening. In addition, the Race provides grants to organizations offering treatment assistance and patient support services. All local grants are based on a community needs assessment that identifies and targets existing “gaps” in breast health and breast cancer services in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. We believe the key to eradicating this disease is through education, and we want to continuously spread our message of early detection.
Visit our Why We Race page and read more about how the money you raise is helping women in our community.
If you have collected donations, or mail them to:
Susan G. Komen Washington, D.C. Race for the Cure
PO BOX 952291
Dallas, TX 75395-2291