About Susan G. Komen

In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. KomenŽ 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. we are the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease. To learn more, visit www.komen.org

What is Volley for the Cure?

Volley for the Cure is a unique program designed to promote positive awareness and the importance of early detection of breast cancer for high school students. With the support of coaches, school administration, local businesses and the community, these young students are making a difference by raising critical funds for the mission of Susan G. Komen, all while helping Komen get one step closer to ending breast cancer forever. You can find Volley for the Cure games and fundraisers all over our great state!

We are excited to share that this year’s Volley for the Cure is setting a bold goal of $75,000 as the state of Illinois. We are encouraging our local schools all over Illinois to get involved, help us raise critical dollars for Komen’s mission and continue to spread awareness throughout your communities.

Interested in getting your school or club involved? Visit our About page and learn more!