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 $800 million in research and provided more than $2 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.
Southwest Ohio Affiliate History
In the last 20 years, Susan G. Komen Southwest Ohio has grown from a Race for the Cure (RFTC) event with 2,700 participants raising an approximate $170,000 in revenue, to having funded over $10.5M in local programs to address research, screening, education, and treatment of breast cancer.
Additionally, we have contributed over $3.5M toward the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Grant Program. The contributions to these programs made by the Komen Southwest Ohio Affiliate are in support of Our Promise: to save lives by investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer while continuing to meet the most critical needs of education, screening and support in our community.