OUR VISION: A world without breast cancer. Register for our Race for the Cure beginning June 1!
It began with a sister's promise. It ends with a cure.
In 1980, in Peoria, Illinois, Susan Goodman Komen, a beautiful mother of two, died of breast cancer at age 36. Before Susan died, her sister Nancy Goodman Brinker made a promise to Suzy that somehow she would make it better for other women diagnosed with the disease. In 1982, Nancy Brinker fulfilled her promise and established the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is credited as the world's leading catalyst in the fight against breast cancer with more than 90,000 volunteers working through 125 Komen Affiliates in communities nationwide, as well as international Affiliates in Germany, Italy and Puerto Rico.
The Knoxville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a non-profit corporation.
"Our mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures."
Join us for our upcoming open house event! You are invited to tour the office, meet the staff, learn how to get involved and mingle with others who also have a passion...
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest, most successful fundraising and education event for breast cancer. The race series includes...