Susan G. Komen®
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. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $800 million in research and provided more than $1.6 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 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.
Susan G. Komen® Central Indiana
Komen Central Indiana is one of 117 Komen affiliates supporting the Promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Through generous gifts of time, money and personal commitment, Susan G. Komen Central Indiana helps local women today with early detection of breast cancer and treatment navigation. We help women tomorrow by funding research that makes early detection easier, care better and outcomes more successful.
Susan G. Komen Central Indiana began its work in central Indiana in 1992 with the first Race for the Cure® under the auspices of the Junior League of Indianapolis. In 2001, leaders envisioned that this effort could be more than a Race and incorporated as an Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen organization. Led entirely by volunteers, the organization was raising more than one million dollars annually, before hiring its first paid staff member in 2003. In 2011, the Affiliate’s name was changed from the Indianapolis Affiliate to the Central Indiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen to reflect its broader service area. In November 2015, the Komen Central Indiana Affiliate merged with the Komen Wabash Valley Affiliate in order to deepen their impact. Operating as one entity, the revamped Susan G. Komen Central Indiana now serves 41 counties and holds a Race for the Cure in both Indianapolis and Terre Haute.