About Susan G. Komen® Chicago

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Chicago is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Chicago Race for the Cure®, Komen Chicago has since 1997 invested over $18.1 million in community breast health programs in our five county area, Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane & McHenry and has helped contribute to the more than $988 million invested globally in research.

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.


Strategic Plan Executive Summary 2019 – 2022

Annual Report 2019 – 2020