Susan G. Komen Arizona Awards Grant
May 31, 2017
Maricopa Health Foundation raises funds to improve accessibility, quality of health care and patient comfort for all those who receive care at Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS). The grant from Susan G. Komen® Arizona will support an initiative that will provide accessible treatment services for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer at MIHS and help them receive life-saving care. Over one-half of all MIHS breast cancer patients arrive with late stage or advanced cancer. As MIHS is Arizona’s only public teaching hospital and healthcare system, this grant will make it possible for women to improve their chances of survival from this difficult disease.
Nate Lowrie, President of Maricopa Health Foundation, stated: "Our compassion for anyone facing a cancer diagnosis is very deep; a breast cancer diagnosis and having a caring place and hands regardless of income, education, or ethnicity is what drives our deepest passions. We are very grateful to receive this grant from Susan G. Komen Arizona that will allow us to serve those most in need.”
Komen Arizona is one of more than 80 local Affiliates of the world’s largest breast cancer organization, working in communities across the U.S. to meet the most critical needs. To help achieve Komen’s goal to reduce current breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026, Komen Affiliates fund innovative breast health projects that provide vitally needed breast cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment services and support, including patient navigation, education, medical supplies and financial assistance.
About Susan G. Komen and Komen Arizona
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Arizona is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure®, Komen Arizona has invested $26.6 in community breast health programs in Arizona and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 602-544-2873 or visit www.komenarizona.org.