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Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
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Grants available to reduce breast cancer deaths

Monday, October 29, 2012

Grants are now available to non-profit organizations through the Komen Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate to battle breast cancer and reduce mortality rates.

"Franklin County has been identified as one of the neediest counties in the region because of its high mortality rate associated with breast cancer," said Pamela L. Adams, Komen mission coordinator.

Volunteer breast health educators are needed to further the mission of reducing breast cancer deaths in Franklin County, she added.

Application packages are available online at

Applications will be accepted for screening, treatment, education and prevention programs related to breast health and breast cancer, Adams said.

Komen Affiliates work with local experts and community leaders to conduct comprehensive and community needs assessments. The community profiles are then used to establish local grant application and review processes.

All proposals must be submitted online through the Grants e-Management System at

Applications must be received by Monday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m.

The Komen Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate is part of the more than 125-member affiliate network of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest grassroots network fighting to end breast cancer.

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