A world without breast cancer
To save lives and end breast cancer forever by Empowering people, Ensuring quality care for all, and Energizing science to find the cures.
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. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has invested more than $2.6 billion in groundbreaking research and community health programs in more than 30 countries.
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. Through fundraisers like the Race for the Cure, Komen Maryland has contributed more than $37 million to local breast health programs and national research. Through programs funded by Komen Maryland: