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 $1 Billion in research and provided $2.2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psycho-social 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.
Through events like the MORE Than Pink Walk®, Rock the Ribbon & BigWigs the Kansas & Western Missouri affiliate has invested more than $27.5 million in local community breast health programs in our 112-county Kansas & Missouri service area and in research throughout the US with our national grants program. Up to 75% of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stay in the Kansas and Western Missouri region. The remaining income (25%) goes to the Susan G. Komen Grants Program to fund research.