A World Without Breast Cancer
To save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
The Komen Maryland Affiliate
Learn more about Komen Maryland: Download the Komen Maryland brochure.
The Race for the Cure began in Maryland as a 2,200 participant 5K in 1993 and has blossomed into the largest footrace in the State of Maryland.
After the first Race, the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® was founded in 1993 by Nancy Brinker’s daughter-in-law. The Komen Maryland office is located in Towson, Maryland with a current staff of 10 full-time and part-time employees. Komen Maryland’s service area includes each county in the state with the exception of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. These counties are covered by the National Capitol Area Race.
Of the money raised at the Race for the Cure each year, up to 75% stays in Maryland to fund local programs for women and families. The remaining 25% of funding supports national research to find the cures for breast cancer. One of the most invaluable and rewarding ways to support Komen Maryland is to become a Race sponsor. Learn about sponsorship opportunities and other ways to support Komen Maryland is our Fundraising section.
Komen Maryland serves the state by awarding grants to programs that increase access to quality breast health care. Our grant partners provide a comprehensive range of breast health services including free screening, transportation to appointments, financial support, appropriate diagnostic testing and a wide range of follow-up services. Find out more about our current grant partners in our Grants section. Additionally, Komen Maryland provides educational services and materials across the state, from our speakers bureau to our Resource Guide for Breast Health and Healing. Explore our Education section for more information about breast health and services we can provide.
Komen Maryland relies on irreplaceable volunteers to carryout our work in Maryland. Volunteers not only organize the Race for the Cure, they also serve on various committees, plan educational events, and assist staff on special projects and in the office. Through countless hours of tireless work and dedication they are ambassadors that carry the Komen vision of a world without breast cancer into their communities. If you are interested in volunteering for Komen Maryland, please go to our Volunteer Center.