For five straight years, Memorial Health has proudly sponsored the Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure.
This inspiring event has grown every year. At the 2013 race, there were 375 survivors and more than 5,000 participants. The event raised more than $200,000 for breast cancer research and programs. Since coming to Savannah five years ago, the Komen Foundation has provided more than $1.3 million in local grants to help breast cancer patients and services in our region.
The Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center is committed to educating women about the importance of breast care and regular preventive screenings. The ACI has received several grants from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Coastal Georgia affiliate. These funds have been used to share breast health education with medically under-served women, specifically African American and Hispanic/Latino women.
We also received a grant from the Komen Foundation to present a Survivor Lecture Series to address the post-treatment needs of cancer survivors. The series benefited more than 100 local women.
The ACI is a leader in breast health education and treatment. Please join us for the 2014 Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure on April 12, 2014. Learn more.