This week we’re profiling Susan G. Komen for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Are they in your Givolio?
Susan G. Komen is one of the most well-known breast cancer organizations in the U.S. Komen has been able to invest over $2.6 billion towards breast cancer research, community health outreach and has funded programs in over 60 countries. Between 1990 and 2013 Komen has helped lower the mortality rate of breast cancer by 37%. Next to the U.S. government, Komen has raised more money for breast cancer research than any other breast cancer organization. Their most popular fundraiser is the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which has raised substantial funds to research breast cancer. Through education, research, treatment and bringing awareness to the early signs of breast cancer Komen has helped millions survive breast cancer.
After the death of her sister Susan G. Komen, Nancy G. Brinker promised to do anything she could to end breast cancer forever. That promise turned into the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in 1982. Brinker believed that her sister may have had a better chance is she knew more about cancer and how to treat it. This is why Susan G. Komen has a heavy emphasis on early screening and breast cancer education.
October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among women in the U.S. Thanks to the help of foundations like Susan G. Komen millions of people have survived not only through the money raised by the programs but the awareness for the disease. Every organization strongly recommends being tested regularly to help prevent breast cancer. Susan G. Komen strongly advocates that early detection saves lives.