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
Founded in 1997 as the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Cincinnati Race for the Cure (RFTC), this Affiliate has grown from a RFTC event with 2,700 participants raising an approximate $170,000 in revenue to a combined Race/Affiliate revenue of over $1.4M in FY2014. In the last 17 years, the Southwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has funded over $10.3M in local programs to address 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 and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find a cure.