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May 17th, 2012

VT-NH KOMEN AFFILIATE AWARDS $500,000 IN GRANTS

Terri Hathaway, Chair of the Vermont-New Hampshire Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Committee and Co-Chair Wendy Gawlik, have announced that the affiliate was able to award $500,000 to 16 community-based breast health programs in Vermont and New Hampshire, bringing the total sum of monies awarded locally for breast cancer education, screening and treatment to $6.2 million since 1993.

This year's grants went to: 15th Annual Breast Cancer Conference, Vermont Cancer Center, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT; Calling All Women, Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services, Inc., Bennington, VT; Camisole and Cancer Treatment and Support Handbooks, Southwestern Vermont Health Care, Bennington, VT; Cancer Patient Support Program Emergency Fund, Cancer Patient Support Program, Burlington, VT; Caring for the Economically Disadvantage Breast Cancer Patient, Home Health & Hospice Care, Merrimack, NH; CVMC & People's Health and Wellness Breast Care Program, Central Vermont Medical Center, Inc., Barre, VT; Community Education and Outreach, Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland, VT; The Coos County Women's Project, Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Forest Moon's Renewing the Spirit Retreats and Workshops, Forest Moon: Celebrating Cancer Survivorship, Guilford, VT; Memorial's Breast Health Initiative, Memorial Hospital, North Conway, NH; New Hampshire/Vermont Emergency Fund, Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Lebanon, NH; North Country Breast Cancer Outreach Project, North Country Hospital, Newport, VT; Retreat & Networking Events for Women with Stage IV Breast Cancer, Cancer Patient Support Program, Burlington, VT; SVMC Breast Health Outreach Program, Southwestern Vermont Health Care, Bennington, VT; Vermont's Breast and Cervical Early Detection Program, Vermont Department of Health; Women's Health Program and Mammography Fund, New London Hospital, New London, NH.

In addition to the 16 grants noted above, appropriate non-profits that meet certain criteria may apply for Small Grants (up to $2,000), Conference Grants (up to $5000) and Travel Scholarships (up to $1000 domestic; up to $2000 international) throughout the year by visiting komenvtnh.org and clicking on Grants.

2012 marks the first year that the affiliate will sponsor two Races. The Inaugural Komen New Hampshire Race for the Cure started and finished at the Strawbery Banke Museum in historic downtown Portsmouth, N.H., on May 12, while the 20th Annual Komen Vermont Race for the Cure will be held at Hildene Meadows in Manchester, Vermont, on July 28.

To get more information, volunteer and register at www.komenvtnh.org. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

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