About Us

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

OUR VISION

A World Without Breast Cancer.

ORGANIZATION HISTORY

In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.

Susan G. Komen (left) with her sister Nancy Brinker.

In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen® organization and the beginning of a global movement.

What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer.

To date, we’ve invested more than $2.9 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 60 countries. Our efforts helped reduce deaths from breast cancer by 40 percent between 1989-2016 and we won’t stop until our promise is fulfilled.

ABOUT SUSAN G. KOMEN SAN DIEGO

Since 1995, Susan G. Komen has been serving the San Diego community with resources and programs such as mammograms, biopsies, ultrasounds, care coordination, education, and financial assistance for breast cancer patients’ most critical needs during treatment.

 

Komen San Diego’s 25th Anniversary Video