Helping Families Facing a Life-Changing Diagnosis

October 9, 2017, 1:04 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) — Since 1982 the world-famous Susan G. Komen Foundation has offered endless support and resources to families and women dealing with a life-changing diagnosis.

South Carolina’s chapter is changing Lowcountry lives with community events, grants and research programs.

“Because of our local supporters, we have community grants and small grants programs which provide funding to nonprofit organizations who can then provide free and low-cost services to patients who are most in need,” said Lucy Spears, Director of Mission Programs for Susan G. Komen South Carolina. “For patients who wouldn’t qualify we provide information on where they can find various forms of aid, educational programs and an ambassador program where we are educating community leaders so that they can go out and speak to their communities and spread that education.”

“We are serving 45 counties,” said Spears. “We really rely on the community education piece and volunteers to help get active and make those connections.”

Through those different activities, the Susan G. Komen Foundation also holds their annual run. Race for the Cure – which will be held on October 21st at the Volvo Cars Tennis Stadium on Daniel Island. For more information about the race, volunteer or learn how else you can help, please click here.