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Making an Impact in Your Community
- Susan G. Komen is the boldest community fueling the best science and making the biggest impact in the fight against breast cancer.
- Since 1982, Komen has awarded over $16 million in research grants in Minnesota to: Mayo Clinic and Foundation, University of Minnesota at Duluth and University of Minnesota at Twin Cities.
- Komen Minnesota invested more than $1 million in their local communities last year for early detection and treatment of breast cancer, breast health education and outreach. Nationwide, Komen Affiliates invested a total of approx. $130 million in their local communities.
- Last year, Komen Minnesota helped provide: breast health education to 33,718 women and men; 3,500 screening mammograms and clinical breast exams; financial assistance to 4,415 women and men; complimentary therapies and emotional support to 826 women and men.
- Komen awarded $32.7 million in new research grants in 2016, growing our research investment to more than $920 million since our founding in 1982.
- Komen Affiliates are working tirelessly to preserve state screening programs across the country so that access to potentially life-saving screening and Medicaid-funded treatment is protected during these tough economic times. Affiliates are also working to ensure access to oral chemotherapy, patient navigation and clinical trials.
- Komen Affiliates helped fund 511 National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Programs (NBCCEDP) last year — which provide breast cancer screenings to low-income, uninsured and underserved women — totaling more than $30 million.
- To date, Komen has invested more than $2 billion in research and life-saving community programs. We are the only breast cancer organization with a comprehensive approach that touches research, advocacy and community support.
- Research: Beginning with a single grant for $28,000 in 1982, we have now invested more than $920 million in research. We currently manage more than 500 active research grants totaling nearly $300 million. After touching every major advance in breast cancer science, Komen is now focused on innovative research to bring treatments from the lab to the bedside quickly.
- Community Programs: Komen’s network of Affiliates annually funds nearly 2,000 organizations providing education, screening, patient navigation and emergency financial support for those facing breast cancer worldwide.
- Annually Komen funds more than 500,000 screenings and provides financial and emotional support programs for more than 50,000 women and men.
- Susan G. Komen has changed how the world talks about and treats breast cancer (In 1982, people wouldn’t even say the words “breast cancer” aloud).
- A Komen grant has touched every major breast cancer breakthrough of the past 29 years.
- Funding for discoveries in genetics and biology has evolved into personalized, less invasive treatments for what was once a “one-treatment-fits-all” disease.
- Early stage breast cancers are virtually cured in the U.S. (The five-year survival rate for breast cancer found early and that has not spread beyond the breast is now 99 percent compared to 74 percent in 1980.)
- The breast cancer mortality rate has decreased 37 percent between 1990-2013 due to a combination of early detection and effective treatment.
- The Komen Advocacy Alliance has influenced U.S. federal and state decisions, fighting to ensure that women get access to the care they need.
- One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
- One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 2 minutes
- One woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes in the U.S.
- Every 74 seconds someone in the world dies of breast cancer.
- On any given day at Komen- 1,596 women receive a free Komen funded mammogram, and 1,327 women receive a free Komen funded clinical breast exam.
- In the U.S., there are more than 154,000 women currently living with metastatic breast cancer.
Komen Minnesota Affiliate
Susan G. Komen Minnesota serves the entire state.
Susan G. Komen Twin Cities Race for the Cure®: May 13, 2018
Southdale Center, Edina
Susan G. Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure®: July 8, 2017
Forestview Middle School, Baxter
Phone: 952-746-1760 Website: www.komenminnesota.org