In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen® organization and the beginning of a global movement. What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. To date, we’ve invested more than $3.3 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 60 countries. Our efforts helped reduce deaths from breast cancer by 40 percent between 1989-2016 and we won’t stop until our promise is fulfilled.
How we’re helping
Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease.
Our Mission & History
View our mission, a timeline of key events and Susan G. Komen’s personal story.
Our People & Teams
Meet our leadership team, board of directors, key advisors and Affiliate leaders.
See how our efforts are changing lives and the world.
Get the details on how 80¢ of every donated dollar goes directly to fight breast cancer.
Careers & Opportunities
Discover career, internship and volunteering opportunities at our Dallas Headquarters, Washington D.C. office or with Affiliates around the country.
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