In 2018, Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City turns 25!
A lot has happened in the last two-and-a-half decades. After our first Race for the Cure in Corporate Woods in July of 1994, Komen KC presented grants in February 1995. $42,000 was given to Truman Medical Center and $42,000 was given to The University of Kansas Hospital. In 2017 our community and small grants total reached more than $11.5 million. That means even more help for medically vulnerable women, men and their families in our 17-county service area. During these challenging times, that has a real impact. An additional $5.2 million has been invested in mission support, advocacy work, breast helplines and internal program oversight. All totaled these commitments equate to more than $21 million invested in the fight against breast cancer on all fronts.
This remarkable growth would not be possible without you!
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. That concern for others continued even as Susan neared the end of her fight. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and committed to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.
That promise is now Susan G. Komen, the global leader of the breast cancer movement. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $956 million in research and provided more than $2.1 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, we’re working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®, and generous contributions from our partners, sponsors, and fellow supporters, we have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.