Susan G. Komen® Maryland Announces Recipients of FY2016 Grants

BALTIMORE, MD – March 19, 2015 –Susan G. Komen® Maryland today awarded $1,080,294 to 17 grant programs across the state of Maryland for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins April 1, 2015. Programs serving the entire Maryland Affiliate service area were awarded with a priority given to supporting programs providing screening and diagnostic services as well as survivor support. An additional $460,000 will go to support peer reviewed scientific research funded by Susan G. Komen.

Local Komen Maryland grant programs provide direct and supportive breast health services including:

  • Free mammograms, clinical breast exams, and diagnostic tests for uninsured and underinsured women
  • Outreach workers and navigators to educate and help women through the screening and treatment process
  • Meals, transportation and co-pay assistance for women undergoing treatment
  • Support programs and mentoring for patients, survivors, and women living with metastatic breast cancer.

Komen Maryland awarded grants to 17 programs, including: Calvert Memorial Hospital, Carroll Hospital Center, Chase Brexton Health Services, Inc., Health Partners Inc., Moveable Feast, Inc., MedStar St. Mary's Hospital, Meritus Healthcare Foundation, The Red Devils, Inc., Saint Agnes Hospital Foundation, Inc., Medstar Franklin Square Hospital, Maintaining Active Citizens, Inc., University of Maryland Medical System Foundation, Wicomico County Health Department, Mercy Medical Center, Nueva Vida, Northwest Hospital Center, Inc., and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The Race for the Cure series is Komen Maryland’s largest fundraising event and the primary means of funds for our grant program. The 2015 Races will take place on Sunday, April 19, 2015—Komen Maryland Ocean City Race for the Cure and Sunday October 25, 2015—Komen Maryland Race for the Cure in Hunt Valley, MD.

About Susan G. Komen and the Komen Maryland Affiliate

Susan G. Komen is fueling the best science and making the biggest impact in the fight against breast cancer, having invested almost $2 billion globally to end breast cancer through ground-breaking research, community health outreach and advocacy in more than 50 countries. Komen is the largest funder of breast cancer research in the U.S. outside of the federal government. Since 1982, Komen has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer. Komen Maryland is ranked in the top ten of the Komen network of 120 Affiliates. Through events like the Race for the Cure, Komen Maryland has invested $40 million in community breast cancer programs since 1993. Seventy-five percent of net donations raised in Maryland stay in Maryland. The remaining 25% go to support peer reviewed scientific research funded by Susan G. Komen. Komen Maryland hosts two Races—Hunt Valley and Ocean City. Komen Maryland provides the following free-of charge:

  • Community educational conferences, consortia, and educational material for community events
  • Resource Guide for Breast Health Healing for newly diagnosed women
  • Breast Health Basics presentations and Breast Health Outreach in the community
  • Survivor Support and education

For more information, call 410-938-8990 or visit

Kim Schmulowitz