With October being Breast Cancer awareness month, many groups around Acadiana are raising funds for research that will hopefully find a cure.
Monday marks a very important day for all non- profit organizations vying for Susan G. Komen Grant money as their cycle opens for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
The Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic has been a grant recipient of Komen Acadiana for 11 years. In that time they have received over $386,000 and administered over 1800 mammograms.
Executive Director Jeanette Alcon says the grant money has been crucial for the clinic because it has allowed them to provide access to preventative care to those who otherwise couldn't afford it.
Beginning October 15th, Komen Acadiana will open their grant cycle for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Applications for non-profit groups seeking a grant will be available on their website. The grants are given with a watchful eye and there are strict requirements and guidelines that must be followed to ensure the money is spent wisely.
Reducing the mortality rate is the mission at the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic, where they are proud to report 4 malignant tumors caught by mammograms paid for with Komen dollars. Those women are still with us today.
For more information on the criteria for nonprofit groups you can log on to www.komenacadiana.org speaking of breast cancer awareness.