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Since its inception in 1995, the local affiliate, Susan G. Komen San Diego has granted more than $18 million to fund breast cancer research and local non-profits that provide everything from free diagnostic mammograms, meal delivery, temporary financial aid, transportation and more. Seventy-five percent of every dollar raised in San Diego stays in San Diego County to fund breast health services for uninsured and underinsured women and their families. The remaining 25 percent funds international breast cancer research. In fact, next to the U.S. government, Susan G. Komen® is the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.

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Laura Farmer Sherman to Retire as President & CEO of Susan G. Komen San Diego

Laura Farmer Sherman will serve her last day as president & CEO of Susan G. Komen San Diego on Dec. 31, 2017, after a decade-long commitment to the organization and the fight to provide access […]

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Komen Advocacy Helps Remove Age Restriction for Breast Cancer Diagnostic Procedures

    California’s legislature recently passed Assembly Bill (AB) 1795. To comply with AB 1975, effective January 1, 2017, Every Woman Counts program will provide diagnostic services to symptomatic women under age 40. Insurance and […]

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Komen urges congress not to repeal ACA without viable replacement

  Susan G. Komen strongly feels that repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a viable replacement would lead to the loss of coverage and services to the populations we represent. We urge that any […]

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7 Tips for Charitable Giving During the Holiday Season

by Judi Steadman, Director of Individual & Planned Giving, Susan G. Komen San Diego Navigating the waters of charitable giving can seem difficult with the hustle and bustle of the season – what organization do […]

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Research Saves Lives

Because of medical research, the death rate for breast cancer in the US is 30 percent lower than it was 25 years ago and more than 3.1 million people are breast cancer survivors today. But […]

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Thank you CBS 8, 100.7 KFM-BFM and AM 760 KFMB

  CBS 8, 100.7 KFM-BFM and AM 760 KFMB are Susan G. Komen San Diego’s local presenting media sponsors. They joined us in the fight against breast cancer again at the 2016 Race for the […]

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Obesity and Breast Cancer

Maintaining a healthy weight makes a difference when it comes to breast cancer: Being obese or overweight after menopause can increase your risk of breast cancer by as much as 30-60 percent. Being overweight or […]

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Susan G. Komen San Diego Services

Every year Susan G. Komen San Diego raises funds and awards grants, providing free services through our non-profit and research partners. Wherever there’s a gap—Komen fills it. With $1.1 million being granted this year, Komen San Diego continues to be the County’s largest funder of free breast cancer treatments, services and support and is the only organization providing qualified women the free services they need for every step of the breast cancer journey.
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