Mission: Our Vision - A World Without Breast Cancer.
History - Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever, and in 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. The Maryland Affiliate is part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. Through events like the Komen Maryland Race for the Cure®, Komen Maryland has invested $35 million in community breast cancer programs since 1993. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stays in Maryland. The remaining 25 percent funds national breast cancer research.
Results: Komen Maryland has invested $35 million in community breast cancer programs since 1993. We have over 100 year-round volunteers actively involved in the community educating women, men and families about breast cancer, early detection, and local resources.
Geographic areas served: Komen Maryland serves the entire state, except for PG and Montgomery County, which are under the Komen National Capital Area Office.
Programs: The programs grant funded by Komen Maryland provide:
- Free mammograms, clinical breast exams and diagnostic tests.
- Support programs and mentoring for patients and survivors.
- Meals, transportation, co-pay and financial assistance for women undergoing treatment.
- Outreach workers for ethnic minority communities.
- Case management and navigation services for those in treatment.
My first involvement with this chapter was in 2005 and I am thrilled to see how they have grown. My mom is a three time breast cancer survivor, so I value the importance of their work. I now have a very dear friend who is a survivor and works diligently as a volunteer for the chapter. I encourage you to support this organization and impact our friends locally. Keep up the great work!
I have never been involved in such a well organized event. Our church organized a group to walk. Only one of us had participated in the past, and we were all blown away. Every detail was taken care of with precision. Our group can't wait for next year and we already have more recruits. You cannot explain how wonderful the day was, and how meaningful, unless you were there. Thank you to the wonderful staff for overseeing such a spectacular event!