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Grants & Grant Recipients

The primary focus of the Alaska Run for Women's fundraising efforts is to create awareness and decrease the impact of breast cancer on our Alaska communities through education, outreach, research, early detection and treatment.

Each year, the organization provides grant funds for special projects focusing on breast cancer issues. Funds are allotted annually through a set review process, which takes place in September. Grant applications are due Aug. 15, 2018.

Breast cancer touches so many in so many different ways. Have you, a friend or family member been impacted by breast cancer? Do you have a project that furthers the message, broadens awareness or provides resources for breast cancer information? Download the 2018 grant application in PDF, (download in Word Format) which will be due Aug. 15, 2018.  

2017 Grant Recipients – Total funds granted in 2017: $231,125


    ​American Cancer Society

    Provides funding for a variety of cancer related clothing supports for women experiencing the effects of cancer therapy. Amount: $4,500



    Funding for an interactive website and series of web videos featuring the 12 modalities of healing from the recent film Partners in Healing: A Beginner's Guide to Integrative Medicine. The goal is to raise awareness of the important role of complementary approaches to treatment and care for women experiencing breast cancer. Amount: $6,250


    Alaska Community Action on Toxics

    ACAT is an environmental action organization with a statewide focus. Funding will build on work done over the past several years by now providing scientific evidence to nurses, health aides, and other health care providers through their professional meetings. The targeted audience will disseminate information to women specific to environmental exposures to breast cancer. Amount: $19,500


    Anchorage Young Cancer Coalition

    Funding for a restorative retreat for support and connection of young cancer survivors through physical and mind/body techniques. Provides peer support and encouragement of healthy living and connection with nature.

    Amount: $2,250


    Breast Cancer Detection Center of Alaska

    Provides funding for mobile mammography services, focusing on under-served populations of women, primarily in rural Alaska and at a fixed-site in Fairbanks.

    Amount: $20,000


    Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic

    Women’s Health Outreach Program-This clinical provider reaches a significant number of medically underserved women for outreach and early detection of breast cancer on the Kenai Peninsula. Their contribution to ‘outreach’ is significant through door to door visits in rural settings. Amount: $30,000


    Let Every Woman Know

    This grant will provide scholarships for Breast Cancer Survivors to take part in the Extra Toughs program. This integrated team approach was designed to support weight loss, healthy lifestyles, and survivorship for women with breast or gynecologic cancer. Amount: $4,000


    Norton Sound Health Corporation

    Increases early detection of breast cancer among Alaska Native women of the Norton Sound region through mammography and other breast imaging services that include 16 communities scattered over the region.

    Amount: $22,625


    The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)

    Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium and the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology studies the effectiveness of existing therapies, overcoming resistance to therapies and finding diagnostic tools to help assess response to therapy. This organization works with over 230 clinical researchers and maintains an A+ rating from Charity Watch. Amount: $42,000


    UAA Clinical Research

    (Max Kullberg, Principal Investigator)- Targeted Drug Delivery to Reprogram Immunosuppressive Cells in Breast Cancer. Study to create a more effective treatment against metastatic breast cancer using targeted drug delivery to activate anti-immune response. System developed would allow for direct translation to clinical practice. Amount: $15,000


    YWCA ​“ENCOREplus” Women's Wellness Program

    Designed to reduce breast and cervical cancer mortality and increase access to healthcare for at-risk women throughout Alaska by removing barriers to screening services and educating women about the importance of early detection. (Provides outreach, education, transportation & interpretation services for medically underserved women in the Anchorage area in an effort to promote breast cancer awareness & screening.) Amount: $65,000