The Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has invested over $23 million locally to serve the breast health needs of women in our community. Over the course of a 10-year relationship, Planned Parenthood (formerly Family Planning of Clallam County) has received over $500,000 in funding from Komen Puget Sound to further breast health education, screening and treatment programs for low income and underserved women. For the next fiscal grant cycle, Komen Puget Sound has not received a request from Planned Parenthood for funding consideration.
The reason for Planned Parenthood's decision to not apply for funding for the next grant cycle is a great success story for both agencies and for the women we serve. We believe it is best told through a letter written from Planned Parenthood to Komen Puget Sound on 11/14/11:
“Our Honoring Women’s Health Program in Clallam County has been successfully helping low income underserved women gain access to vital breast health education and screening for 10 years. Much of our success has been due to the generosity of the Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. We plan to discontinue the program at the end of our current grant period in early 2012. When you do effective outreach work, there comes a time when you are finished. We remain grateful to Komen’s funding and other support for the last 10 years. The impact on Clallam County women has been tremendous, and the clients we’ve served have continuously expressed deep appreciation throughout the years.”
Questions or Feedback: Elisa Del Rosario, Director of Grants, Education and Advocacy at Elisa@pskomen.org or 206.633.0303 ext. 105