About Susan G. Komen

Jonathon J. 5-time walker, for his mom.


Susan G. Komen® has transformed how the world treats and talks about this disease and have mobilized the largest and most passionate community. Since 1982, we've funded nearly $1.1 billion in research, more than $2.3 billion in education, screening and treatment, serving millions in over 60 countries worldwide. The funds raised by passionate 3-Day® supporters and participants is used to invest in cutting-edge research that will lead to new, more effective treatments, working in communities across the country to ensure all people can access the care they need, and mobilizing passionate supporters to make certain the voice of the breast cancer community is heard by policymakers.

Why Komen


The net proceeds raised by the Susan G. Komen 3 Day® help Susan G. Komen build a world free of breast cancer through research, community, care and action.

  • The money raised by the Susan G. Komen 3-Day has been used to save lives and make huge strides in breast cancer research.
  • The Susan G. Komen® Center for Public Policy, with its grassroots advocates in communities across the United States, works with policymakers to accelerate research, ensure access to high-quality affordable care for all patients and alleviate patient burden through robust public policies that recognize both the financial toxicity of treating breast cancer and the systemic hurdles patients must pass through to access their care.
  • Susan G. Komen’s® Patient Care Center supports people facing breast cancer by providing trustworthy information, guiding them to needed resources and eliminating barriers to high-quality care through direct patient services like patient navigation and financial assistance.
  • The Komen Breast Care Helpline offers information and support to anyone with breast cancer questions or concerns: 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) in English and Spanish or helpline@komen.org.

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