Washington, D.C. has the highest incidence rate of invasive breast cancer in the United States: 126 women per 100,000. While we have made significant progress thanks to the incredible fundraising of our participants, the local need is still great. In 2014, Susan G. Komen® released a wide-ranging analysis of the state of breast health in the National Capital Region, and found that women diagnosed with breast cancer in the National Capital Region are still more likely to die from the disease than the national average.
National Capital Region Grants Program
Since its inception in 1990, funds raised from the Komen Washington, D.C. Race for the Cure have provided more than $35 million for more than 300 community grants to local programs in the National Capital Region, aimed at low-income, minority and uninsured women in areas where breast cancer rates are the highest. An additional $30 million has funded 98 research grants to scientific researchers in the National Capital Region, including Georgetown University, The Institute of Medicine, Howard University and The George Washington University, among others.
Read more about the Local Impact of the Komen Washington, D.C. Race for the Cure.