At Komen Houston, we are committed to responsible stewardship of every dollar that is generously donated. Our mission is to Save Lives and End Breast Cancer Forever.
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.
We continue our 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 $31 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.