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. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and commitment to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer.
Though Susan lost her battle with the disease, her legacy lives on through the work of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the organization Nancy started in her honor. Komen for the Cure is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1.9 billion since its inception in 1982. Komen’s promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. Across the country, that promise is upheld by a network of 121 local Affiliate offices. At the heart of each Affiliate is a person or group of people who, like Susan, wanted to make a difference.
Lexington Affiliate story
Did you know? 75% of our proceeds stay local in our 58-county service area in the state of Kentucky.
Founded in 1996, Susan G. Komen Lexington has invested over a million dollars in Central and Eastern Kentucky--assisting low-income women and men in the battle against breast cancer. Sadly, 15 years later-- the fight has not been won, but significant progress has been made. Komen Lexington will not stop until each citizen in central, southern and eastern Kentucky is breast cancer free!
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is attacking breast cancer on all fronts: research, treatment and screening services, education, advocacy and global work. Since 1991, thanks to early detection and effective treatment mortality has declined by 33 percent in the US. With your gift to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, you can give hope to those who are fighting this terrible disease. There is no better gift.
Visit the website for Susan G. Komen Lexington Affiliate : http://komenlexington.org