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4 The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died of breast cancer at the age of 36. Today, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is credited as one of the nation’s leading catalyst in the fight against breast cancer.
 
4  The mission of the Foundation is to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment. It is the country’s most progressive grassroots organization fighting breast cancer today.
 
4  The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. The Foundation is approved as a participant in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and is a national federation member of Independent Charities of America (ICA).
 
4  The Komen Race for the Cure®, the signature breast cancer awareness and fund-raising event, is the largest series of 5K run/fitness walks in the world. Since its origination in Dallas in 1983, the Komen Race for the CureÒ has grown from one local race with 800 participants to a national series of more than 100 races with more than 1.5 million participants expected in 2002.
 
4  From its inception in 1982 to the end of its fiscal year 1999, the Komen Foundation and its Affiliate Network have raised in excess of $450 million for breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment.
 
4  The Komen Foundation’s Grant Program is regarded as the most innovative and responsive grant program in breast cancer today. The Komen Foundation is often the only source of funding for cutting-edge breast cancer research, much of which has led to landmark discoveries in the quest to find a cure and eventually prevent breast cancer. A minimum of 25 per cent of the net proceeds raised by the Greater Atlanta Affiliate supports this program.
 
4  The remainder the funds raised by the Greater Atlanta Affiliate funds non-duplicative breast cancer outreach projects for the medically underserved in our local communities. This year the Greater Atlanta Affiliate awarded almost $600,000 in grants for screening, education and support projects.
 
4  The Komen Foundation is a trusted source of breast health and breast cancer information for people all over the world in their fight against breast cancer. The Foundation’s award-winning web site (www.breastcancerinfo.com) provides up-to-the-minute information about research findings, clinical trials, local outreach programs, volunteer opportunities and much more. In addition, the Foundation operates a National Toll-Free Breast Care Helpline (1.800.I'M AWARE) that is staffed by trained, caring volunteers whose lives have been personally touched by breast cancer.
 

 

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