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Where your money goes

The more money we raise at the 2021 Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure, the more of an impact we’ll make to support loved ones affected by breast cancer. When you take action and fundraise, know that your dollars go on to fight breast cancer on all fronts.

Susan G. Komen is uniquely structured to fund four pillars — research, care, community, and action. These focus areas work to find a cure, comfort and support those living with breast cancer, and advocate for access to care for all.

Research

Our Race for the Cure dollars fund life-saving research.

  • We help facilitate research to better understand, prevent and treat metastatic breast cancer
  • We fund the discovery of new treatments to improve patient outcomes
  • We ensure more loved ones get access to and participation in clinical trials

2600 research grantsgiven in 47 states and 21 countries

$988 millioninvested globally in research — more than any other non-profit

70 percent of Komen’s most recent research funding investment was focused on metastatic breast cancer and treatment resistance

Care

  • We help communities address gaps in care
  • We increase access to treatment and support
  • We provide access to transportation, childcare, and more so those living with breast cancer can focus on treatment

15,000 calls/emails to the Komen Breast Cancer Helpline

$500,000 in direct patient financial support through the Treatment Assistance Program

Community

  • We create opportunities for Komen supporters to share their passion for the movement and compassion for each other
  • We support survivors, caregivers and those living with metastatic breast cancer
  • We provide information and guidance to help navigate the care journey

75,000+ Komen volunteers across the U.S.

$37.4 million in funding for community grants in 2017

235 community grantsthat help provide patient transportation

Action

  • We advocate for more research funding and protections for patients
  • We educate healthcare providers, policymakers, opinion leaders and the public on the burden of breast cancer
  • We empower patients and the public to take charge of their breast health

400 congressional meetings at our most recent advocacy Lobby Day

4 key advocacy priority issue areas around access, funding research, ensuring coverage and access, and removing barriers to treatment

Dr Janice Phillips at Advocacy Summit 2018
Dr. Janice Phillips from our partner, the African-American Health Equity Initiative, speaks about our work together at the Susan G. Komen 2018 advocacy summit