Komen awards nearly $1 million to fight breast cancer in the greater Kansas City area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Susan G. Komen of Greater Kansas City awarded nearly $1 million Thursday to 17 organizations battling breast cancer in the Kansas City, Mo., metropolitan area. The exact amount granted was $959,901,000.

"Those 17 organizations are in the various communities carrying out the heart and soul of our mission to raise awareness, provide mammograms and treat breast cancer," said Carli Good, Executive Director of Komen, Kansas City.

Cancer Action, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Samuel U. Rogers Health Center, The Black Health Care Coalition and Truman Medical Center were among the 17 agencies receiving a grant.

The nearly $1 million was raised during last year's Komen Race for the Cure. This year's race is August 11.

This is the 20th year for the Race for the Cure in Kansas City. During the year, Komen will reveal its 20 faces of Komen.  At last Thursday's grant recipient reveal party, Komen revealed its first six faces of Komen. Cynthia Newsome, 41 Action News weekend anchor, is one of the women being honored by Komen. 

"I'm thrilled to be part of a movement empowering women and saving lives," Newsome said.

To find out about the Komen Pink Promise Brunch on May 11 at the Overland Park Convention Center visit, http://komenkansascity.wordpress.com/.



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