Sample Grant Proposal: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
in-depth surveys to identify not
only personal risk factors but
also environmental factors (such
as exposure to pesticides and
computer mapping to correlate
breast cancer cases with data on
pesticide use, industrial and
military waste dumping, water
pollution, high intensity
techniques that trace the
circulation of toxins through a
With funding from state health
departments and the federal
government, these techniques were
developed on the East Coast to
investigate excessive cancer rates in Long Island, Cape Cod, and Newton (MA).
However, they are not as well known or accepted in California.
Therefore, BCAN proposes a one-year project that will keep the women of Marin up-to-
date on cutting edge breast cancer research and encourage local investigation of breast
Provide 1000 adults with intensive information about breast cancer causes and state-
of-the-art research into possible causes.
Provide 800 high school students with intensive information about breast cancer
causes and state-of-the-art research into possible causes.
Provide 1200 families with ongoing follow-up information.
Reach 80,000 people with general information on breast cancer causes and new
research through mass media.
Generate funding for the following projects
Studies of environmental causes of breast cancer
Computer mapping of breast cancer cases and suspected environmental
(Please note that funds from MCF will not be used to conduct research, but only to build
local coalitions and develop proposals for research.)
A LOCAL CRISIS
Breast Cancer Cases per 100,000 Women
source: Northern CA Cancer Center and CDC