Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and commitment to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer.
Though Susan lost her battle with the disease, her legacy lives on through the work of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the organization Nancy started in her honor. Komen for the Cure is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1.9 billion since its inception in 1982. Komen’s promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
Across the country, that promise is upheld by a network of 121 local Affiliate offices. At the heart of each Affiliate is a person or group of people who, like Susan, wanted to make a difference.
Greater Cincinnati Affiliate History
Founded in 1997 as the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Cincinnati Race for the Cure (RFTC), this Affiliate has grown from a RFTC event with 2,700 participants realizing an approximate $170,000 in revenue to a combined Race/Affiliate revenue of over $1.8M in FY2010. In the last 13 years, the Greater Cincinnati Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has funded over $6.3M in local programs to address screening, education, and treatment of breast cancer. Additionally, we have contributed just over $2M toward the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Research Grant Program. The contributions to these programs made by the Komen Greater Cincinnati Affiliate are in support of our Promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find a cure.