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Nancy Brinker established Susan G. Komen® in memory of her sister who died of breast cancer. Today, Komen is the global leader of the breast cancer movement investing hundreds of millions of dollars each year for research, education, screening and treatment and encouraging governments everywhere to make cancer a top priority.
In 2014, the Denver Affiliate merged with the Aspen Affiliate to form Susan G. Komen Colorado to carry out Komen’s mission – to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. Komen Colorado serves 73% of Colorado’s population in a 22-county service area.
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75% of the Affiliate’s net proceeds stay in Colorado for breast cancer screening, diagnostics, treatment and education. Komen Colorado has invested more than $41 million in local nonprofits that provide breast health and breast cancer services to the medically underserved since 1992. The remaining 25% supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world. Since the Affiliate’s inception, almost $14.7 million has been raised for breast cancer research. Click here for a list of our grantees.
Thanks to the thousands of dedicated corporate partners, generous donors, and people who participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, Pink Tie Affair, Snowshoe for the Cure and other Affiliate events each year. Komen Colorado is playing a vital role in fighting breast cancer and is able to support the growing need in our community.
Stewardship – to be accountable for our performance, individually and collectively
Honesty – to foster a community of trust and integrity
Openness – to seek out new ideas and new ways of thinking
Passion – to demonstrate personal commitment to our promise
Empowerment – to entrust others and hold ourselves accountable
To create a caring environment that demonstrates respect for all people through our words and actions