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4 Susan G. Komen's Story
About The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation:
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The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister Susan. Susan G. Komen died from breast cancer at the age of 36.

Most people know of us from Race for the Cure®. Since the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation began in 1982, the Foundation and its Afflilates have raised almost $600 million for breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment. The Susan G. Komen Foundation is one of the largest private funders of research dedicated solely to breast cancer in the United States.

The Foundation established a national Hotline (1-800-I'M AWARE®) to empower women and their families by providing them with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about breast cancer and breast cancer concerns.

The Greater Atlanta Affiliate of the Komen Foundation was founded in 1991. In 1992, the Greater Atlanta Affiliate led the coalition for the passage of Georgia House Bill 538, which mandated insurance companies to cover costs for mammography screening. Today the Atlanta Affiliate implements outreach programs throughout the metropolitan area and has raised more than $4,000,000 for breast cancer research, education and screening.

 

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