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 Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Memphis-MidSouth Race for the Cure®, Komen Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi has invested over $10.8 million in community breast health programs in our service area that now encompasses 14 counties in Tennessee and the entire state of Mississippi. The service area expanded following a merger with the Central Mississippi Affiliate in March 2018. The Affiliate has also contributed over $3 million to breast cancer research.
Seventy-five percent of all funds raised by the Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi Affiliate remains in the local community to fund breast cancer education, screening, treatment and support programs for the medically underserved.
Twenty-five percent of funds raised supports the national Komen Foundation Award and Research Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.
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.
The positive impact of this funding is significant, but it is not enough – as the need in our community continues to grow.