History

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: 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.   

Komen San Antonio Affiliate Established in 1997, Komen San Antonio has invested more than $15.5 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.

2014-2015 Funding: Komen runs one of the most responsive grant programs in breast cancer today. In 2014, Komen San Antonio awarded grants totaling more than $1 million; $750,000- community grants, $250,000-breast cancer research.

Over the years, countless women, men and their families have been helped through community-based breast health screening, treatment and education programs for the medically underserved in Bexar County.

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 16th annual Susan G. Komen San Antonio Race for the Cure was held April 6, 2013, attracting approximately 25,000 participants, including 1,200 survivors, and grossed over $1.8 million for the continued fight to end breast cancer.
Mark your calendars! The 18th annual Susan G. Komen San Antonio Race for the Cure® is April 11, 2015.

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.