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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, 2023.

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 2022 Grant Application.

2022 Grant Recipients – Total funds granted in 2022: $213,250

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 educating women, healthcare providers and policymakers about the connection between harmful chemicals and breast cancer. This year’s focus will be on the impact of breast cancer among Alaska Native women. This is phase 3 of the project in partnership with Alaska Native Community Health Aide Program.

Amount: $27,625

​American Cancer Society

Funding is in partial support of an ACA-sponsored clinical research project entitled “Functional Impact of Progesterone Receptor Gene Mutations in Breast Cancer.”

Amount: $10,000

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. In 2022, we are a partner in providing partial funding for a new mobile mammogram coach.

Amount: $25,000

Casting for Recovery

Program is geared to women survivors of breast cancer, using the power of nature through the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. It marries the physical therapy of fly fishing with the emotional support of group therapy. Funding will support two retreats in 2023.

Amount: $24,000

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: $33,625

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: $8,000

Providence Alaska Medical Center

This project will provide free post-mastectomy supplies that are not reimbursable by insurance to breast cancer patients.

Amount: $10,000

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)

This organization works with more than 230 clinical researchers and maintains an A+ rating from Charity Watch. This grant will help support translational clinical research studies geared toward changing and improving breast cancer treatment.

Amount: $45,000

UAA Clinical Research

(Max Kullberg, UAA Research Professor)- “Eliminating Breast Cancer Immune Suppression Using Myeloid Targeted Nanoparticles.” The goal is to develop novel ways to target and kill breast cancer cells, using the immune system.

Amount: $15,000