Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida announces 2014 grant recipients

04/17/2014

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (April 17, 2014) – At a celebratory luncheon on April 10 that set the tone with Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida announced the recipients of 10 grants to non-profit organizations providing education, screening, treatment and support to the medically underserved in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The grant award ceremony took place at a luncheon at Vi at Bentley Village.

The grant application process ended in February 2014 for programs taking place from April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015. Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the affiliate remain at the local level, one of the factors enabling non-profit organizations in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties to benefit from the grant distribution.

The 2014 grantees are:

Cancer Alliance of Naples $33,395
Family Health Centers $62,797
Healthcare Network of SWFL $53,372
Lee Memorial Regional Cancer Center $90,840
Lymphedema Resources $28,230
NCH Healthcare System $89,835
Neighborhood Health Clinic $27,081
Partners for Breast Cancer Care $90,807
Friendship Centers $ 9,175
Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Health Clinic $64,468

The $550,000 allocation signified a milestone for the local affiliate; more than $6 million has been given back to the community and more than $2 million to research since the inception of Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida in 2002. The top fundraising teams, volunteers and sponsors were also recognized at the luncheon.

“We are very happy,” said Charlie Myrick, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida. “For us this is the best day of the year. We get to put the dollars back into our community to expand education, screening, treatment and support throughout Southwest Florida.”

For additional information on the grants allocation, the luncheon or Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida visit: http://www.komenswfl.org or call (239) 498-0016.