Since 1982, we’ve contributed to many of the advances made in the fight against breast cancer. We’ve transformed how the world treats and talks about this disease and have helped turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors.
We are proud of our contribution to some very real victories:
We fund more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit and deliver real-time help to those facing the disease. Since 1982, we’ve funded more than $800 million in research, more than $1.7 billion in screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support, and served millions in over 30 countries worldwide.
Although breast cancer is a global disease, beliefs and approaches to its diagnosis and treatment vary greatly, due in part to differences in cultural norms, health care systems and economic conditions. Since no single approach to breast cancer proves effective around the world, we partner with local nonprofits to implement geographically tailored programs aimed at increasing awareness, education, screening and quality access to care. Through local grants, we strengthen organizations and networks and replicate successful programs that can be implemented on a larger scale. To date, Komen has awarded more than $31 million for international community education and outreach programs.
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