Susan G. Komen Michigan is the local resource for women who need breast cancer screening, diagnostic and support services. Through annual events (including the Race for the Cure and Ride for the Cure) and individual contributions, Komen Michigan raises funds that enable men and women to detect and survive breast cancer.
75% percent of all funds raised by the Affiliate stay in our service area to fund breast health programs for women who would not otherwise have access to screening and treatment. A minimum of 25% percent of funds raised supports cutting-edge national breast cancer research.
2015 Advocacy Priorities
- Support expanded federal funding for breast cancer research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense (DOD);
- Support state and federal funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP);
- Advocate for policies to improve insurance coverage of breast cancer treatments, including those that would require oral parity, preclude specialty tiers and prevent step therapy protocols; and
- Evaluate state and federal policies to reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket costs for medically necessary diagnostic mammography.
For more information on Komen’s Advocacy Priorities, visit the www.Komen.org website.