2019-2020 Grant Recipients &  Awards Winners

Since 1994, Komen Arkansas has raised over $25 million with $18.2 million in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects and $5.5 million in national research grants.  This year, we add the four (4) Pillar Awards based on our newest push back to a more mission-driven awareness.  These pillars include:  RESEARCH, COMMUNITY, CARE and ACTION.  The following individuals were recipients of these awards:

RESEARCH (Represents the discovery of new treatments and technologies)
St. Bernard’s Medical Center






CARE (Addresses the gaps in access to care)
Chicot Auxiliary






COMMUNITY (Coming together to share a passion for the movement and each other)
Arkansas State University – accepted on their behalf by Nancy Elphingstone







ACTION (Taking Charge, Advocating and Fundraising to invest in the future)
Women’s Golf Association of Maumelle







The 2019-2020 grant programs have been selected by our independent Grant Review Panel as those that will have the greatest impact in serving uninsured or under-insured women in our service area. Please note that Susan G. Komen for the Cure is not a direct service provider. Click on the grantees below for a complete summary of their program offering(s).

Baptist Health Foundation in Little Rock – Early Detection Program

Baxter Regional Medical Center – Mobile Mammography Unit

CARTI – Access to Treatment-Overcoming Barriers

CHI St. Vincent Health System – Reducing Barriers from Screening to Diagnosis

Christus St. Michael Health System in Texarkana – Sisters of Charity Mammography Program

Genesis PrimeCare in Texarkana – Breast Screening Project

Arkansas Rural Health Partnership (formerly Greater Delta Alliance for Health in Lake Village/Pine Bluff) – Access Project Pink/Reach Every Woman

Little River Memorial – Hope for Tomorrow with Mammography Today

Mississippi County, Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission-Empowering Communities for Life

NEA Baptist in Jonesboro- Breast Health Program

St. Bernards Development Foundation – Bringing Digital Mammography and Breast Health Education to Your Community

TOPPS, Inc- The B.E.A.T Program-Patient Navigation

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Eliminating Barriers to Early Detection Mobile Mammography Program

Unity Health Medical Foundation  – Searcy Breast Health Center – Screening, Diagnosis, and Intervention Program

Wadley Regional Medical Center – Take Charge

White River Health System – The Get Your Mammogram “GYM” Project

2019-2020 Promise of One Award Recipients

Jack Powell and Donna Easley

Women’s Golf Association of Maumelle: Sandy Carpenter, Lanette Jenkins and Lynn Dickey pictured with Executive Director, Amy Treadway

Wendy Talbot

Hickingbotham Hero Award Recipient:  EZ-Mart