Saving lives locally. Ending breast cancer globally.
Our mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
Through community support 75 percent of our funds support local patients–who need our help the most–with breast cancer care, and 25 percent is dedicated to groundbreaking research happening right here in San Antonio. Learn more about the lifesaving work of Komen Scholars Dr. Amelie Ramirez and Dr. Pothana Saikumar.
Susan G. Komen San Antonio started in 1997 by a group of local survivors. Since then we’ve dedicated $19.5 million in the area for our neighbors, friends and loved ones who have no other options for breast cancer care. Last year, we provided 10,000 breast cancer services to more than 3,500 patients.
Our history: In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen®organization and the beginning of a global movement. What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. To date, we’ve invested more than $2.6 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries.
Our efforts have helped reduce death rates from breast cancer by 34 percent since 1990; and has helped improve five-year relative survival rates for early stage cancers from 74 to 99 percent. And we won’t stop until our promise is fulfilled.
How we’re helping: Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease.
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