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Komen Quad-Cities Race for the Cure

Runners and walkers pass under the balloon arch in June 2016 at the start of the 27th annual Komen Quad-Cities Race for the Cure.

Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa has announced that four Quad-City-area programs will receive part of its $450,000 in new community grants for 2017.

Last year, the Komen organization announced a goal to reduce current breast-cancer deaths by 50 percent in the United States by 2026. Komen Greater Iowa funds local projects to help meet the most critical needs of the community, including projects that provide breast-cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment services and support.

“To meet needs we have discovered right here in the communities we serve, this year’s grant slate will fund critical gaps in screening, treatment and education and will help minimize barriers women face in accessing the services they need to stay healthy,” said Jennifer Brinkmeyer, executive director of the affiliate. “We are proud to be able to distribute the funds we raise throughout the year, through events like Race for the Cure, to these worthy organizations.”

These Quad-City-area programs were selected for funding through a competitive application and independent review process:

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• Genesis Health System, Davenport: $114,900 to provide free or low-cost mammograms for uninsured and under-insured women.

• Genesis Visiting Nurse Association, Clinton: $2,353 to provide free or low-cost mammograms for uninsured and under-insured women.

• Gilda’s Club Quad-Cities, Davenport: $16,502 to provide breast-health outreach and education to at-risk populations.

• Trinity Medical Center, Moline: $57,754 to educate women about breast health and to encourage and incentivize individuals to schedule a mammogram.

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