Local Impact: Susan G. Komen® St. Louis

SGK_NBCAM_2014_LocalImpactOn a Mission Every Day to Save Lives and End Breast Cancer

Susan G. Komen® St. Louis is on a mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

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Komen St. Louis serves 17 counties in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois.

Since 1999, Komen St. Louis has stayed focused on this core mission and on meeting the breast health needs of the women, men and families most at risk and most in need right here in our community.

Through fundraising events like the Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure® and other year-round fundraising opportunities, Komen St. Louis has invested more than $39 million in the fight against breast cancer. These dollars are at work every day.

Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised here stay in the St. Louis region to fund breast health and breast cancer screening, education and patient navigation programs. The remaining 25 percent funds cutting-edge global breast cancer research, including research being done in St. Louis.

Local Dollars Making a Local Impact

Since 1999, Komen St. Louis has awarded more than $29 million in grants to local organizations that deliver life-saving breast health services to those who may not otherwise have access due to low income, lack of insurance or other barriers.

Komen St. Louis has supported dozens of local organizations offering breast health and breast cancer services to underserved and uninsured women – including free mammograms, breast health education and navigation through the health care system.

Investing in Breast Cancer Research Here at Home

Komen St. Louis has contributed more than $9 million to breast cancer research since 1999. At the same time, more than $20 million raised here and nationwide has come back to St. Louis research facilities.

That means more than 100 percent of the dollars raised here has remained in and returned to the St. Louis region.

We can only do this work with the support of our community. Thank you to everyone who joins us in our mission throughout the year!

We’re celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Connect with and follow Komen St. Louis and use the hashtag #bcjourney to join in the conversation.

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