Where Your Money Goes
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. 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 Central Georgia is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Central Georgia Race for the Cure®, Komen Central Georgia has invested $1.9 million in community breast health programs in Central Georgia and has helped contribute to the more than $725,000 invested globally in research.
Our Community Grants program is designed to make systemic, lasting change in our community. Our funding cycle runs from April 1 – March 31 every year. Click here for more information on our Community Grants program.
In 2015-2016, our partners completed 718 screening and diagnostic mammograms; 100 breast cancer patients participated in a wellness supported oncology recovery program; and thousands of women received breast health education.
The positive impact of this funding is significant, but it is not enough – as the need in our community continues to grow.