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Komen Nebraska announces 2015-2016 Community Grant Recipients

Susan G. Komen® Nebraska is pleased to announce ten nonprofit organizations in Nebraska that are the recipients of community-based health grants. Overall grant funds of $577,600 will support programs that provide breast health education, breast….

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Deadline extended to October 31! Takin’ breast cancer awareness to the streets.
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We are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline to get your specialty license plate supporting breast cancer awareness. We are taking breast cancer awareness to the streets—quite literally—through a specialty license plate….

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Join us on Saturday, Feb. 14, for Pink in the Rink with the Omaha Lancers

Mark your calendar for Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, and join us for Pink In the Rink with the Omaha Lancers, presented by Methodist Health System. The Lancers will face the Des Moines Buccaneers at 7:35….

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Komen Spotlight

Aspirin and Breast Cancer
Aspirin and Breast Cancer

Although regular aspirin use has been shown to lower the risk of heart attacks, it’s not clear if it has any benefits for breast cancer at this time. Read more in our latest Komen Perspectives….

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Go Passionately Pink!
Go Passionately Pink!

It’s easy to join and go Passionately Pink! Just wear pink, have fun and raise money to fight breast cancer. Everything you need to know is right here!

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Our Mission
It's simple. We're fighting breast cancer in Nebraska. How?
  • Funding programs that support breast cancer education, screening and treatment
  • Educating Nebraskans about breast cancer risk factors, the importance of early detection and the resources that are available to them
What We Do

We donate 75 percent of net funds raised to vital local breast health services, and dedicate the remaining 25 percent to national research to find the cures. Komen Nebraska serves thousands of women, men and families in 91-counties across Nebraska, as the local source for funding programs that:

  • provide low-cost or free screening mammograms, diagnostic testing and breast cancer treatment to uninsured or underinsured Nebraska residents
  • provide support services before, during and after breast cancer treatment

We empower Nebraska residents with information about the importance of early detection and breast health.

Since 1994,Komen Nebraska has invested almost $7 million into our 91-county service area through the annual community grants program to fund breast health programs and services for medically-under served residents.

The Difference We Make
Komen Nebraska is part of the big picture to eradicate breast cancer. But we're specifically focused on the local needs of our neighbors. We are dedicated to educating Nebraskans about breast cancer and the resources available along with funding life-saving screening and treatment programs for our neighbors currently battling this disease. Komen Nebraska funding provided the following in the 2012-13 grant cycle:
  • 408 mammograms
  • 2,158 clinical breast exams
  • 4 genetic tests
  • 970 women received patient navigation assistance
  • 400 women received emotional, physical and financial support services during their treatment and recovery
The Difference You Make
Join Komen Nebraska in the fight to beat breast cancer. You can donate your time or resources, host a fundraiser or participate in one of our Race for the Cure events. You can know your normal and encourage those around you to know theirs. You can be a listening ear and strong shoulder to family and friends who are in the battle. And you can be an inspiration and tell your story as a survivor. There is a place for you in this fight. Your dollar might be the one that ultimately finds one of the cures. Your presentation might encourage a listener to get a mammogram and find her cancer at an earlier stage. Contact us today. We're here to partner with you.
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We're always only a click or a call away. However you reach us, we are always happy to help you.

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The Susan G. Komen® Promise:

To save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

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