Susan G Komen for the Cure is the largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. Komen Atlanta is the local resource for breast cancer screening, treatment, education and support.
Through events, including the Race for the Cure, and contributions, the Affiliate raises funds to enable women to detect and survive breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of all funds stay in Atlanta to provide breast health services for women who could not otherwise afford them. Twenty-five percent supports cutting-edge research to find the cures.
Komen Atlanta has raised $23.5 million since its inception in 1991. The Affiliate is part of the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization, which strives to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen is the largest private funder in the fight against breast cancer and has invested more than $1.2 billion towards the cause.