Since 2004, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has received annual grant funding from The Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to provide comprehensive breast health services to underserved and uninsured women in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties.
Last year, UTMB received $687,686 in funding for its Komen Complete Care Project. Those funds provided:
“The UTMB Komen Complete Care Project is unique in that it helps us bridge the gap in services that currently exists in our community, particularly for uninsured women aged 40-49 years,” says Deana Gehring, grant coordinator for UTMB’s breast and cervical cancer programs. Numerous institutions and local organizations offer free or reduced-cost screening mammograms for women, but few are able to offer a complete continuum of care from screening through full treatment. UTMB is able to do this because of the funding it receives from Komen Houston, says Gehring.
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