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"I stay involved with Komen Houston all these years because of a calling to give back in thanksgiving for making it through the fight of my life FOR my life. Volunteering with this wonderful organization has given me incredible opportunities to serve and be there for other women AND MEN who have been diagnosed after me." - Dorothy

That’s why I’m #GivingTuesday to Komen Houston.  Join me on December 2 and support Komen Houston with a gift.

You have an opportunity right now to change a life forever.  
Your gift to Susan G. Komen Houston pays for the mammograms, ultrasounds and treatment services that many women and families can’t afford.

Click here to make your #GivingTuesday donation today!

 

About Us

Leading the breast cancer movement in the communities we serve…

The Komen Story
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer.  In 1982 that promise became Susan G. Komen®, launching the global breast cancer movement and the largest group of volunteers and grassroots advocates to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all, and energize science to find the cures.

Komen Houston
With the guidance and support of trusted volunteers, Susan G. Komen® Houston was established in 1990, and is now the largest source of non-profit funding for breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment in Southeast Texas.  

     Service Area: Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties Funding

     History: Over $48 million for breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment services Programs:   

     Educational Outreach: Providing knowledge about breast health and breast cancer

     Grants: Our granting process ensures the impartial allocation of funds to qualified 501c3 organizations
                 helping countless breast cancer survivors and their families get the treatment and support they need. 

           • Up to 75% of net proceeds stay in our service area to fund grants awarded to breast health
              organizations

           • The remaining 25% is contributed to the Susan G. Komen® National Award and Research Grant Program
              to fund cutting-edge research

     Events: The Komen Houston Race for the Cure® is the largest footrace in Houston and the major source of
                 funding.  Typically taking place in October, the event serves as a powerful vehicle for spreading the life
                 saving message of early detection and raising funds to help end breast cancer.  Other events include
                 the Annual Awards Luncheon and Community Partner fundraising events.  

Where your Money Goes
We are committed to responsible stewardship of every dollar that is generously donated.  Thanks to the commitment and support of the Greater Houston Community, thousands of lives are being saved and each day brings us closer to finding a cure for breast cancer.

     Your Dollars at Work: We are pleased to report an overall 23% expense ratio to cover fundraising and
                                         administrative costs.

      Dollars we gave away: In 2014, we awarded a total of $2.7 million to fund breast cancer education,
                                           screening, treatment, support and research.
 
     • $1.9 million was granted to 21 local community organizations to fund breast cancer programs

      • Over $900,000 invested to fund critical research through the Komen National Award and Research Grant
         Program

In Houston, we’re still running.

Every year the Komen Houston Race for the Cure® serves as a powerful vehicle for spreading the life-saving message of early detection to thousands of people.  But the race doesn’t end on Race Day.  There is incredible need beyond the race. There are many ways you can give to Komen Houston. Whether it’s a gift of your time, your talents or your resources, you will make a difference.