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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 in Word format.

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

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, healthcare providers and policymakers about the connection between harmful chemicals and breast cancer.

Amount: $6,300

​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

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 ofbreast cancer on the Kenai Peninsula and villages across Kachemak Bay. Their contribution to ‘outreach’ is significant through door to door visits in ruralsettings.

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 tosupport 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 createa more effective treatment against metastatic breast cancer using targeted drug delivery to activate anti-immune response. System developed would allowfor 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 screeningservices and educating women about the importance of early detection. (Provides outreach, education, transportation & interpretation services for medicallyunderserved women in the Anchorage area in an effort to promote breast cancer awareness & screening.)

Amount: $50,000
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