Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Every day we live up to the PROMISE we made 15 years ago… Join us as we continue to make an impact in OUR communities!
Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and commitment to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer.
Though Susan lost her battle with the disease, her legacy lives on through the work of Susan G. Komen®, the organization Nancy started in her honor. Komen is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $2.2 billion to our mission, including more than $750 million to breast cancer research, since inception in 1982. Komen’s promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. Across the country, that promise is upheld by a network of more than 120 Affiliates across the United States and internationally. At the heart of each Affiliate is a person or group of people who, like Susan, wanted to make a difference.