About the Foundation

Thanks to more than 75,000 volunteers dedicated to the fight against breast cancer, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is a unique grassroots network with more than 100 Affiliates. Through programs like the Komen Race for the CureĀ® Series and other fundraising and awareness events, Komen Affiliates raise tens of millions of dollars each year to help achieve the Foundation's mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. Up to 75 percent of an Affiliate's net income stays in the community to fund local breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs. Over the past five years, Komen Affiliates have granted more than $160 million for community-based education, screening and treatment programs. Remaining net income, a minimum of 25 percent, supports the Komen Foundation Award and Research Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.