The Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® continues its commitment to fundraising and grant-making in the fight against breast cancer serving Houston and its surrounding seven county area.
National Impact: over $10 million to fund for cutting-edge national breast cancer research
Local Impact: over $30 million to fund local innovative community-based programs
More early detection: Nearly 75% of women over 40 years old now receive regular mammograms, the single most effective tool for detecting breast cancer early (in 1982, less than 30% received a clinical exam).
Higher survival rates: The five-year survival rate for breast cancer, when caught early before it spreads beyond the
breast, is now 98% (compared to 74% in 1982).
More research: The federal government now devotes more than $900 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment
and prevention (compared to $30 million in 1982).
More survivors: America’s 2.9 million breast cancers survivors, the largest group of cancer.
The promise of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.