The Susan G Komen Foundation

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Susan Goodman Komen was born in the state of Illinois during the year of 1943. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1977 at the age of 33. Susan later died at the age of 36 in 1980. Nancy Goodman Brinker, Susan’s younger sister, was in the mindset that not only her sister but all patients would have a better chance of survival if medical staff and treatment recipients had more information on breast cancer and care options. Before Susan’s death Nancy promised her she would find a cure and to fulfill her promise Nancy founded the Susan G. Komen Foundation in 1982 in Susan’s honor. Known for the support and effort it gives the Susan G. Komen Foundation is a non- profit organization that supports research, participates in multiple communities…show more content…
It can take as long as 15 years and 5 billion dollars to convert findings into treatments. In the beginning stages of the formation of the Susan G. Komen foundation research was used to understand breast cancer. Once they understood the disease more fully they were able to invest more. The more they understood the more they could invest which led to better treatment options, early detection, and breast cancer prevention. The Susan G. Komen foundation has evolved in ways that has led to new therapy and prevention that they didn’t have 30 years ago. Not only does the Susan G. Komen foundation fund research in the United States they also fund research overseas where they support more than any other nonprofit organization. Since their start in 1982 they have funded more than 847 million dollars in research and 1.8 billion dollars in screenings, education and treatments. Being active in over 50 countries today the Susan G. Komen’s leading associates are Germany and…show more content…
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation understands that each community’s needs are different. There are over 18,000 communities with more than 75,000 volunteers which partake in various types of programs for the different needs of local communities Komen has 117 Affiliates which funds thousands of community based programs. The common goal of Komen and their Affiliates is to change the quality of treatments and the way they do it is through Community Profile Research. The Community Profile Research is an assessment that is conducted every 4 years which includes outreaches to communities, grants, and collaborations. By doing this they are able to address the greatest needs of the community. Working with Affiliates allows the collaborating partners to avoid repeating work, share resources and bring partners together with a common objective. The purpose is to detect the most complicated breast health in multiple communities and to safeguard the highest quality of breast
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