This year, Komen San Antonio committed $200,000 to local breast cancer screening, treatment, education and research. Local nonprofits have been selected by an independent Grant Review Panel through a competitive application and rigorous review process. Please note that Susan G. Komen is not a direct service provider. The following is a list of grantee programs provided in Bexar County:
FRIENDS OF CHRISTUS SANTA ROSA
Provides clinical breast exams and screening mammograms to low-income, uninsured women. 210-703-8000
UNIVERSITY HEALTH SYSTEM
Helps low-income and uninsured women with clinical breast exams, screening mammograms and diagnostic testing. 210-358-7020
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
A free transportation for women in Bexar County who need rides to treatment appointments 210-614-4212
SLEW WELLNESS CANCER CENTER
Provides low-income and uninsured women with aftercare services including: wigs, bras, massage therapy, and counseling. 210-654-7900
THRIVEWELL CANCER FOUNDATION
Program helps provide eligible breast cancer patients with financial assistance towards their cancer treatment. 210-593-5949
Provides no-cost treatment services for uninsured women diagnosed with breast cancer who have no other options for care. 210-946-9464
MARTINEZ STREET WOMEN’S CENTER
Provides breast health education and outreach to women and their families in the east side of San Antonio. 210-908-9772
YWCA SAN ANTONIO, ENCOREplus Program
Provides breast health education and outreach to women and their families in the west side of San Antonio. 210-433-9922
Breast Cancer Support Groups
Baptist Breast Center- Sisters n Healing Mentor Program: The Sisters in Healing Mentor Program matches newly diagnosed survivors with specially trained, post-treatment breast cancer survivors of a similar journey. Through one-on-one communication, women benefit from hearing first-hand what to expect during their cancer care pathway.
Contact: Amy Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Kassem at (210) 730-9615 or email@example.com
Breast Friends Forever Young Survivors: Empowers patients/survivors to take charge of their overall well-being against cancer typically under age 40. Times and dates vary.
Contact: Sandra San Miguel at (210) 562-6502 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep Abreast: Support groups for all breast cancer patients. Meets 1st Monday of each month (2nd Monday when 1st Monday is a holiday)
Time: 6 p.m.: Metastatic/Recurrence Group offers support and explores challenges face when disease returns. 7 p.m.: Regular Group offers support and education through guest speakers, group discussion and field trips.
Place: CTRC, 1st Floor Grossman Library – 7979 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78229
Contact: Suzi Emanuel at (210) 365-1321 or email@example.com
LACE (Life After Cancer Education): Support group for WOMEN ONLY. Open to MILITARY ONLY.
Time: Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month – 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Place: BAMC, General Surgery Clinic Conference Room – 3851 Roger Brooke Drive, Ft. Sam Houston, TX 78234
Contact: Bianca Rodriguez at (210) 916-4212 or Sandy Terrazzino at (210) 916-1312
Peace Lutheran Breast Cancer Support Group: Support group for all breast cancer patients.
Time: Meets 1st Monday of each month – 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Place: Peace Lutheran Church, 941 W. Bedford Euless Road, Hurst, TX US 76053
Contact: Becky Vogels at (830) 625-1666 or (817) 284-1677