How Komen San Diego Seeks to Be Inclusive

Komen San Diego is made up of a diverse group of dedicated volunteers and staff who are representative of the community around us.

The values that guide our work are not just words on a wall:


We act with respect, dignity, honesty and transparency, even when no one is watching.  We honor and act on behalf of those who have survived, those we have lost, loved ones, and the next generation.  It is because of them that we are good stewards of our resources.


Breast cancer does not discriminate and neither do we.  We embrace each other with compassion and open arms without judgment. We acknowledge the uniqueness of each story and how it enriches the essence of who we are.  We believe that everyone deserves access to services


Our promise to find a cure for breast cancer is as strong as our promise to serve each other.  We work tirelessly to save lives, empower people, and ensure quality care for all.


We have confidence in the truth, in each other, and the future, even when the answers are not right in front of us. We believe in the people we serve and in turn, help them to believe in themselves. We believe that there will be a cure for breast cancer.


We are more than just a pink ribbon. We are the strength of a volunteer and the hope of a researcher.  We are the generosity of a donor and the tenacity of a survivor.  We take responsibility for all who have or will be affected by breast cancer in San Diego County.


Giving up is not an option for us. A majority of our resources remain within our community to provide free treatment, support and services.  Next to the U.S. Government, we are the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world. We create a place of love, healing, and hope so that no one is alone through the breast cancer journey.


We advocate for innovative research, education and breast cancer patient rights. We know awareness can save lives and bring honor to the memory of those we have lost.  We focus efforts on helping women make healthy choices.