Who We Are
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $800 million in research and provided more than $1.6 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life.
Central and South Jersey Affiliate Story
Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey was founded in 1994 as the state’s first Race for the Cure and the Affiliate was officially formed in 2005. Komen Central and South Jersey is committed to increasing screening mammography in order to save lives through early breast cancer detection. Twenty-five percent of the Affiliate proceeds support innovative national breast cancer research programs while the remaining 75% supports local community grants programs throughout 13 New Jersey Counties. In 2014, the Affiliate funded 16 programs providing 8,000 free mammograms to uninsured women and 25,000 women with breast cancer education.
The Central and South Jersey Affiliate serves Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem, and Somerset.