Susan G. Komen Grants - BMA was proud to be a recipient of a Susan G. Komen grant for three years. One in California, and two in Wyoming. We were interested in a Komen grant as soon as BMA moved to Wyoming in 2009 for several reasons. Current statistics have shown that for Native American Women, while their incidence of breast cancer is low (about 27 per 100,00), their incidence of being diagnosed under age fifty is greatly higher than that of other ethnic women. Breast cancer deaths are the second leading cause of death among native women. BMA chose to provide a breast and cervical wellness and health program to the tribal members of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation. This is a population of about 13,000 people. The targeted population also included native american and hispanic women residing off the reservation in Fremont and Hot Springs counties.