OUR MISSION | To save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.
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 $1.6 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.
SUSAN G. KOMEN GREATER PENNSYLVANIA | Today, and every day, Komen Greater Pennsylvania works to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. As we continue to meet the changing needs of the community we serve, our PROMISE remains the same: to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all, and energizing science to find the cures.
Susan G. Komen Greater Pennsylvania serves Pennsylvania, West Virginia & Delaware. Through its year-round fundraising efforts, Komen Greater Pennsylvania has made an impact on the fight against breast cancer.
- To date, Susan G. Komen supporters like you have helped raise more than $2 billion to help fund research, education, screening and treatment
- 56% of Komen’s research funding goes toward more effective treatments for those living with metastatic breast cancer
- In the last 12 years, Susan G. Komen has invested an average of 80 cents or more of every dollar raised to mission programs, such as research, local access to care and screening services, financial assistance, and support programs