Every year, 75% of the Komen Houston Affiliate’s net proceeds are awarded to local breast cancer programs that focus on education, screening and treatment services. In 2011, that percentage totaled more than $3.27 million dollars that were distributed to 22 local breast health agencies to provide services that help saves lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all, and help find a cure.
Kimberly Lee will never forget the summer of 2008.
“Cancer! It was June 18, 2008 when the doctor told me the news after a mammogram and biopsy. Shock! But not for myself. My first thought was: what’s going to happen to my children (ages 15, 13 and 9) if I do not make it?” remembers Kimberly.
Lee, uninsured at the time of diagnosis, made the initial call to the Komen Houston Affiliate asking for information. She was then quickly referred to theLight & Salt Cancer Support Network, a Komen Houston funded organization for assistance. With their resources and guidance, she was able to receive treatment, including her chemotherapy, right mastectomy and radiation, at MD Anderson Cancer Center. It has been a long three year journey for her and her family, but she is thankful for her “angels” who helped her on her way to recovery.
If you care about saving lives, the Komen Houston Affiliate has a place in its heart for you. Give us your passion, dedication, time, energy and talents and you’ll get back more than you can imagine — the satisfaction of knowing that you’re making a difference in the lives of those who need it the most.