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|Susan G. Komen for the Cure was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36. Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. With over $1 billion invested to date, Komen is the world’s single largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to curing breast cancer at every stage — from the causes, to the cures, to the pain and anxiety of every moment in between.|
In addition to funding national research, Komen and survivors and activists in 125 cities and communities fund community-based breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects for the medically underserved.
For over 25 years, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer — transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors.
How Far We’ve Come
For the past 25 years, Komen for the Cure has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer - transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. We are proud of our contribution to some real victories:
Seeing it Through
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a 501(c)(3) organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. The Foundation is approved as a participant in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and is a national federation member of Independent Charities of America (ICA).