History

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 $889 million in research and provided more than $1.95 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.

On the local level, Komen Oklahoma works to reduce breast cancer in all 77 counties by funding education, screening, and treatment programs with an emphasis on the medically underserved.  With the help of the community’s participation in events like the Komen Oklahoma Race for the Cure in Tulsa and our MORE THAN PINK Walk in Oklahoma City, our affiliate continues to grow and act as a caring resource for women and their families in Oklahoma.