This year, Komen San Antonio committed $620,000 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:
American Cancer Society – Transportation for Breast Cancer Patients A van service program available in Bexar County for women diagnosed with breast cancer in need of transportation for treatment. (210) 614-4212
Friends of Christus Santa Rosa Foundation – Breast Cancer Screening The program assists low-income, uninsured women with clinical breast exams and screening mammograms. Funded in part by Komen, Christus provides community mobile mammography.
The Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation – Breast Cancer Patient Guidebooks Provides patient safety guidebooks to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. The guides are an excellent resource to better understand hospital processes, standard treatment protocols and pertinent breast cancer information.
Martinez Street Women’s Center – Entre Mujeres/Between Women The promotora program provides education, outreach and support services to underserved, low-income, minority women and their families. (210) 534-6638
SLEW Wellness Center – Aftercare Services for Disadvantaged Women with Breast Cancer The program provides emotional and physical support for underinsured and low-income women in Bexar County who are recovering from and/or undergoing breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Services include mental health, nutritional, physical and massage therapy, wigs and prosthetic bra fittings and lymphatic drainage therapy and nursing services. (210) 654-7900
ThriveWell Cancer Foundation – Deriving Inspiration and Vitality through Activity The program helps provide eligible breast cancer patients with financial assistance towards their cancer treatment. (210) 593-5949
University Health System – Patient-Centered Mammography Access Project The project assists low-income, uninsured, at-risk women with clinical breast exams, screening mammography and advanced diagnostic procedures, and patient navigation. Funded in part by Komen, UHS provides community mobile mammography. Screening: (210) 358-7020| Mobile Mammography Unit: 210-358-3720 | CareLink Program (210) 358-3350
WINGS – Breast Cancer Treatment for Uninsured Women The program provides no-cost patient navigator services and comprehensive treatment (diagnostics, treatment and reconstruction) for uninsured women diagnosed with breast cancer or recurring breast cancer who have no other options for care. (210) 946-9464
The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio The program assists low-income women with breast cancer treatment costs including oral medications.
YWCA of San Antonio, Encoreplus Program For uninsured/underinsured women ages 40-49 who have not had a mammogram within the last 12 months. Provides breast health education and referrals for low-cost mammograms. (210) 433-9922