Vision: A world without breast cancer!
Our Promise: To save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure and Komen 3-Day for the Cure, we have invested nearly $2 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight to end breast cancer in the world.
Komen San Antonio Affiliate Established in 1997, Komen San Antonio has invested more than $14 million in our community. Seventy-five percent supports local nonprofit programs providing vital breast cancer screening, treatment and education right here in San Antonio. The remaining 25 percent goes to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program for groundbreaking breast cancer research and scientific programs around the world. Historically, more than 100 percent of funds the San Antonio Affiliate sends to HQ come back to our community in research grants.
2012-2013 Funding: Komen runs one of the most responsive grant programs in breast cancer today. Komen San Antonio Affiliate will invest more than $900,000 helping countless women through community-based breast health education, screening and treatment projects in Bexar County. Additionally, approximately $325,000 will go toward breast cancer research through the Susan G. Komen Grants Program supporting innovative scientific programs around the world.
With community support, funds raised last year helped thousands in San Antonio with the following:
Susan G. Komen San Antonio Race for the Cure®: Race day remembers lives lost to breast cancer, celebrates those who are surviving the battle, and honors families and friends for their support. The 15th annual Susan G. Komen San Antonio Race for the Cure was held May, 12, 2012, attracting approximately 25,000 participants, including 1,200 survivors, and raised $1 million for the continued fight to end breast cancer.
Mark your calendars! The 16th annual Susan G. Komen San Antonio Race for the Cure® is April 6, 2013.
For More Information: Call the Komen San Antonio Affiliate at 210-222-9009, or visit our website at www.komensanantonio.org. For information on breast health or breast cancer, call Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s National Toll-Free Helpline at 1-800 GO KOMEN (1-800-465-6636). For the latest information, news and activities, visit the National website at www.komen.org.