Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and provided $1.95 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life.
Komen’s financial stewardship and the depth and breadth of Komen’s mission means that millions of women are alive today, with a better quality of life and more options for breast cancer treatment than ever before. The need remains very great, however, with one in eight women still facing a breast cancer diagnosis in her lifetime.