Community Impact

Komen Chicago is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in the Chicagoland Area. Since it was founded in 1997, Komen Chicago has invested more than $18.2 million in local breast health agencies and organizations.

The funds Komen Chicago grants to community programs in the Chicagoland area have made a positive difference in the lives of those living with this deadly disease. Here’s a look at some successes since 2007.


  • 190,750 People Received Breast Cancer Education
  • 49,002 Clinical Breast Exams Provided
  • 39,514  Free or Low Cost Mammograms Provided
  • 850 Diagnostic Tests Provided
  • 2,490 Genetic Tests Performed
  • 10,401 Patients Navigated through the Continuum of Care
  • 585 Breast Cancers Detected


The remaining net funds were invested in the Susan G. Komen Research Grants program managed at the national level. To learn more about Susan G. Komen’s research investment, click here.