The Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® would like to thank the local community for making us the number one Affiliate among 125 Affiliates worldwide for the 2013 fiscal year.

For the first time ever, the Houston Affiliate ranks number one among 122 national and three international Komen Affiliates for three different categories: overall revenue, highest race revenue and highest in funds spent on the mission this year.

We credit the people of Houston for making us number one. Our city’s prosperity has been reflected in the generosity of its citizens. This new status, the number one Affiliate worldwide, is an honor not just for Komen Houston, but for all seven counties in our service area.

“We are excited about the news and are well aware of the community effort and investment required to achieve life changing results that help save lives,” said Adriana M. Higgins Ed.D, Executive Director of the Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®. “We are most grateful to the Houston community for continuing to support the Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen as we endeavor to be good stewards of the vital funds that are raised each year.”

The Houston Affiliate strives everyday to fulfill and live out our mission: eradicating breast cancer as well as our commitment to fundraising and awarding grants so that individuals and families battling breast cancer can get the treatment and support they need.

On a local level, for every dollar raised, 75 cents stays within the community to fund everything from free mammograms, to surgery and support groups. The remaining 25 cents goes into a pool to help fund research grants at the national level. In April 2013, the Houston Affiliate granted $2.9 million to local organizations, and an additional $957,000 was earmarked towards critical, cutting-edge national research.

We also owe this number one status to our volunteers. Your resilience and desire to get out and share the Komen mission has made us the Affiliate we are today.

The support of the Houston community is critical, and the Komen Houston Affiliate would like to thank you. Year after year, our community partners make a significant difference in the fight against breast cancer. We want to thank you for your continued support, and for making us number one.

With our new number one status in mind, we ask you to consider making a year-end contribution to help provide cutting-edge research, education, early detection screenings and treatment to uninsured and under served people in our communities.  Make a tax-deductible gift today and help save lives.