Susan G. Komen® New Community Support Structure Taking Shape

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From The Komen Blog:

DALLAS | Jan 26, 2021

Half of Komen’s Network of Affiliates are Now Part of the United Komen Team

Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, today provided an update on the progress of its operational and mission evolution, announced in April of 2020. More than half of the organization’s independent local Affiliates have now transitioned into the new, single entity structure. This multiphase transition is ongoing and will continue through the summer. 

“I’m excited about the way this new structure will enable us to serve more of our neighbors affected by breast cancer, regardless of where they live,” said Paula Schneider, Komen’s president and CEO. “To be clear, we still have staff in communities across the country; they are simply working remotely from their homes. And our mission has not changed; indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic has made our work even more critical, to ensure that everyone can access the breast cancer care they need. Breast cancer hasn’t stopped, and neither have we.”

To meet the current and evolving needs of those affected by breast cancer nationwide, Komen is now providing support to patients, survivors and their families through breakthrough research, advocacy and a broad suite of direct services, including Komen’s free Helpline and Treatment Assistance Program. Additional breast health and patient support services will be launched soon and will be available in every community across the country.

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