June 132020

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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, 2020.

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 2019 grant application in PDF; download 2019 in Word Format.  

2019 Grant Recipients – Total funds granted in 2019: $236,600


    ​American Cancer Society

    Provides funding for a variety of cancer related clothing supports for women experiencing the effects of cancer therapy, e.g., lymphedema sleeves and gloves, pocketed tank tops and protheses. Amount: $3,000


    ​Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center

    Provides funds for C-View software reducing radiation exposure during mammography. Amount: $30,000


    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 educating women, health care providers and policymakers about the connection between harmful chemicals and breast cancer. Amount: $6,300


    Alaska Run for Women Mammogram Program

    Administered by Anchorage YWCA. Provides access to mammography services for medically underserved women. Amount: $25,000


    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 and villages across Kachemak Bay. 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: $7,500


    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: $16,000


    The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)

    Study to understand immunotherapy for breast cancer better by identifying biomarkers that predict treatment outcomes, risk of toxicity, identify molecular changes in the tumor and the tumor microenvironment.

    Amount: $33,800


    UAA Clinical Research

    (Holly Martinson and Max Kullberg, Principal Investigators)- 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 Women's Wellness Breast & Cervical 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