A Story of Breast Cancer
Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi
Susan G. Komen and Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi are committed to our mission.
We strive to create a world without breast cancer.
As we work to make that dream a reality, we are committed to alleviating the suffering of those with the disease now. So, we apply a 360-degree approach to fight this killer disease across all fronts so that patients can live better lives, longer.
Susan G. Komen funds more breakthrough research than any other breast cancer non-profit, while providing lifesaving support to millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide, so patients can live better lives, longer. We provide fact-based information to empower people to make informed health decisions, while ensuring that all people have access to quality screening, diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer. We advocate for government funding of critical patient support while creating a community that unites and supports everyone affected by breast cancer.
We strive to support those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow’s cure.
Our Bold Goal
We must do everything we can to save lives. This means we are focused on finding breakthroughs for the most deadly breast cancers and ensuring that all people receive the care they need.
More than 42,000 people in the U.S. will die from breast cancer this year alone – that is unacceptable. Komen is committed to reducing the current number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2026.
We are focusing on discovering breakthroughs for the most deadly breast cancers by discovering breakthroughs for the most deadly breast cancers, investing in research that will help us better understand metastatic breast cancer – including why some forms of breast cancer are more aggressive than others and why some breast cancers are resistant to current treatment options – along with resources for people living with metastatic breast cancer and their families.
We’re also building on our commitment to ensure all people receive the care they need, regardless of who they are, where they live or how much money they have.
Every day Komen and our local Affiliates are addressing gaps in access to affordable, high-quality care by providing access to screening, diagnosis and treatment. We are also helping to remove financial barriers to care by providing help with transportation, childcare and more, so patients can focus on treatment.
In addition to those efforts, Komen is focused on the 11 U.S. cities where we find the greatest difference in outcomes between African-American women diagnosed with breast cancer and their white neighbors. Memphis is one of these communities.
Since our first grants in 1993 we have granted almost $11.3 million in local health care and education grants in our community and funded $3.5 million in breast cancer research. Together we are saving lives here at home and around the world.