About Us

About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $988 million in research and provided more than $2.1 billion in funding to medical care, community and provider education, and psycho-social support, serving millions in over 60 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. For more information about Komen National, visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN; connect with Komen National on social at ww5.komen.org/social.

Susan G. Komen Chicago service area covers all of Cook, Kane, DuPage, McHenry and Lake Counties.  Thanks to the thousands of people who participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and other Affiliate events each year, dedicated corporate partners and generous donors, Susan G. Komen Chicago is playing a vital role in fighting breast cancer in our community.

The Susan G. Komen® Mission


A world without breast cancer.


Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.


Reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.