A world without breast cancer


Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.


Reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.

Who We Are:

Nancy Brinker promised her dying sister Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Today, Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other non-profit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease.

Komen’s efforts have helped reduce death rates from breast cancer by 34% since 1990 and improve five-year relative survival rates for early stage cancers from 74% to 99%. In the last three decades, Komen has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer.

Founded in 1993, Komen Maryland is a top Affiliate in the Komen network. Since 1993, Komen Maryland has contributed more than $40 million dollars to community programs, education and national research.