We’re On a Mission

At Komen St. Louis, we’re working every day to fulfill a promise.

Thirty years ago, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Suzy, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Three decades later, Komen has changed how the world talks about breast cancer and is the only breast cancer organization attacking the disease on all fronts: in research, community outreach, education, advocacy and global work. Today, Susan G. Komen is the boldest community fueling the best science and making the biggest impact in the fight against breast cancer.

Here in St. Louis, Komen’s promise is our mission. We’re focused on meeting the breast health needs of the women, men and families in our community – especially those most in need and most at risk. We do this by funding local breast health and breast cancer programs serving those who may not otherwise have access due to low income, lack of insurance or other barriers. We fund groundbreaking global research, including some amazing breast cancer research happening right now at St. Louis research facilities.

We are fortunate and proud that more than 100 percent of the funds raised by Komen St. Louis since 1999 has come back to St. Louis. Every dollar is making a difference in our community.

During this season of Thanksgiving, we are grateful to all who support our mission, to all who are helping to keep an important promise – a promise made between two sisters that now gives hope to so many.


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