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6/20/2019 Member News
Komen Ozark Grants $5,000 to Help Flood Victims

Susan G. Komen Ozark has announced a new $5,000 grant to Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House in Fort Smith, Arkansas as part of its ongoing efforts to help women with breast cancer who have been impacted by the historic flooding in the River Valley.

Komen Ozark’s grant will help fund critical patient services to those in local shelters and other facilities to help patients who are currently undergoing breast cancer treatment receive the critical care they need as quickly as possible. The grant will allow transportation and emergency assistance for women displaced and who need help with utilities, medication and getting to breast health appointments.

Komen Ozark serves more than 1,200 people annually in Sebastian and Crawford Counties, which have been impacted by the flooding. Susan G. Komen Ozark has funded more than $2 million in the two counties since 1999. With residents facing the aftermath of the historic flooding, it is important that breast cancer patients assess the care they need and to not have an interruption in receiving critical treatment.

“We fully support our partners in Sebastian and Crawford Counties and aim to provide the care and attention to breast cancer patients,” said Lauren Marquette, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Ozark. “Because of the generosity of the River Valley community and their support of Komen Ozark, we are able to make this investment to ensure breast cancer patients have the breast health care they need. It is important that breast cancer patients do not put off care due to barriers caused by the flooding.”