Our Legacy

“The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.”

In essence, this quote exemplifies the mantra we have followed the past two years at Susan G. Komen Kansas + Western Missouri.

I had the pleasure of joining on as CEO and Executive Director in April 2019 – a crucial moment for the organization. Our community was eager for leadership, and for a clear and focused vision to End Breast Cancer Forever. I am exceptionally proud to say that we achieved more than I could have dreamed.

Impact – is measured not just in dollars granted out, but engagement on the most important issues. We have inserted ourselves into important discussions, served as conveyors, and as catalysts for change to ensure we maximize our return on investment. By doing this, we’ve achieved more and have fostered change that will benefit generations to come. 

Our successes are outlined in this Legacy Report. In particular, I am most proud of the work we’ve done to redefine our voice and show people that we are much more than a one-day event.

We embarked on unconventional partnerships, looked to the experts for guidance, asked the hard questions to foster much needed progress on the biggest issues impacting the Breast Cancer community. Our service in this region will continue to carry on even though the future might look different. 

Thanks to the many donors, advocates, Community Partners, volunteers and friends throughout Kansas and Missouri – our legacy will be felt for years to come. I’m so proud of the work we accomplished and the difference we’ve made together.

I hope you enjoy reading the Susan G. Komen Kansas + Western Missouri Legacy Report. We outline our achievements – big and small; measurable and priceless and acknowledge all those who have played a role. 

The achievements in this report are only made possible because of your support. For that – I am so thankful.

CEO – Erica Terry

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