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Where Your Money Goes
Since 1993, Susan G. Komen® Minnesota has raised more than $46 million that has been awarded to Minnesota (nonprofit) institutions for breast cancer awareness, education, outreach, screening, treatment support and research. Up to 75% of the net proceeds stay right here in Minnesota. In 2017, we distributed more than $1 million to help fund national research and statewide breast cancer screening, education and treatment programs targeting medically underserved Minnesota women.
In 2015, Susan G. Komen Minnesota helped:
-Provide breast health education to 33,718 women and men.
-Provide 3,500 screening mammograms and clinical breast exams.
-Provide financial assistance to 4,145 women and men.
-Provide complimentary therapies and emotional support to 826 women and men.
We play a critical role in major advances in the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. We are proud of our contribution to some real victories:
- More early detection and effective treatment – Currently, about 70 percent of women 40 and older receive regular mammograms, the single most effective screening tool to find breast cancer early. Breast cancer mortality decreased from 1989-2015 by 39 percent in the U.S. due to a combination of early detection and effective treatment.
- More research – The federal government now devotes more than $850 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment and prevention (compared to $30 million in 1982).
More survivors – Currently, there are more than 3.5 million breast cancers survivors in the U.S.
Total administrative and fund-raising expenses in 2017 were a low 21% of total revenues, which enables us to maximize our investment in the battle against breast cancer. A minimum of 25% of net funds support the national Susan G. Komen® Grants Program to fund research.
In Minnesota, women may be eligible for free mammograms through the Minnesota Department of Health's Sage Screening Program. Call 1-888-643-2584 for more information. The partnership between Susan G. Komen Minnesota and the state of Minnesota is the LARGEST non-governmental screening resource for uninsured women in the state.
For a complete listing of our grant recipients, visit our Grants section or call 952-746-1760.
75% Up to 75% of the net funds raised stay right here in Minnesota.
25% A minimum of 25% of the net funds support the national Susan G. Komen® Grants Program to fund research.
Susan G. Komen® Minnesota is a Minnesota 501(c)3 non-profit corporation; Internal Revenue Service #41-1924790; Minnesota Tax #4336115.