Hard choices ahead

Behind the Ribbon ...

By Guest Columnist: Theresa Osenbaugh
Community Outreach Manager
Komen Kansas City

It’s a “nail-biting” time at Komen Kansas City. We are in the middle of the process for choosing our upcoming grant recipients. Last November, we received 19 applications from organizations across our 17-county service area. All are geared at the long-term goal of making a significant impact on breast cancer in our community.

Awarding grants is no easy process. When I first started at Komen, I remember thinking to myself, “This has to be the greatest job in the world. It has to be easier to give out the funding than to be on the grant writing end of the request!” The greatest job in the world, for me, has been true….the latter of my statement is another story! You see, the grantees we work with and even many of the applicants who do not get funded on any given…

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