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 $18.1 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. In 2013-2017, our local funding provided support to thousands. Here’s a look at some successes from April 2016 – March 2017.


  • 2,823 people received breast cancer education
  • 3,939 clinical breast exams were provided
  • 1,906 screening mammograms provided
  • 708 diagnostic tests performed
  • 35 genetic tests performed
  • 6,588 patients were navigated through the Continuum of Care
  • 42 breast cancer detected


The remaining 25 percent of 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.