In the United States, Black women are more likely to have aggressive types of breast cancer and are 40 percent more likely to die from it. This is unacceptable.
Mary Holmead lost her wife to metastatic breast cancer. To honor her memory, Mary partnered with pickleball instructor Lynne Coburn to host fundraising event that raised $15,000 to support Komen.
Susan G. Komen’s Crafting Challenge is giving people the chance to provide hope to those who have been impacted by breast cancer while doing the activity they love. Vanessa Moyer is doing just that.
Katie Couric shares her breast cancer diagnosis. Listen to her discuss breast cancer needs and experiences with Komen CEO Paula Schneider.
Ambrocia Lopez is a Susan G. Komen Community Education and Outreach Manager. She’s been with Komen for 12 years. In her current role, Ambrocia is responsible for outreach, partnership development, education and training programs to promote the Patient Care Center and other mission initiatives and educational programs.
For four decades now, October has been recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time annually devoted to educating everyone about breast cancer and the importance of early detection and timely, high-quality care.
During these difficult economic times, costs are rising for everyone, and we’ve seen an increase in people reaching out to Susan G. Komen for support. This year alone, more than half of the 25,835 people who have reached out to the Komen Patient Care Center for support did so because of economic concerns related to […]
Julia Hughes pursued an aggressive treatment plan following her stage 2 breast cancer diagnosis in 2015.
Dr. Maren Coffman has served as an MBC patient advocate with other cancer organizations and advised Komen on the development of the MBC Impact Series.
Komen Advocate in Science Missy Van Lokeren was diagnosed with stage 1 invasive lobular breast cancer in 2014.
Peggy Smock credits her passion for pickleball for saving her life. She and her husband, Craig, have been playing for years. “We love the community we’ve found. We have friends we’ve met on the court. It’s just a great way to get out there, to be active,” Peggy said. “I loved pickleball before I learned I had cancer.”
We’re incredibly grateful to have you as part of our Komen community! And with a record number of mothers, sisters and daughters turning to us for help, your support is even more critical.