Susan G Komen is the largest breast cancer charity in the world. The found of the charity, Nancy Brinker, named it after he sister, Susan Komen, who passed away from breast cancer. Nancy promised her sister she would do everything she could to fight the disease and have her not be forgotten, and in 1982 she stared the charity.
Today, Susan G Komen is the largest source of private funds for breast cancer research grants in the world. The charity and it's affiliates DO NOT ACCEPT GOVERNMENT FUNDING. All the funds raised come from people like you and I.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, formerly known as The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, often referred to as simply Komen, is the most widely known, largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the US.
Since its inception in 1982, Komen has invested nearly $2 billion[ for breast cancer research, education, advocacy, health services and social support programs in the U.S., and through partnerships in more than 50 countries.Today, Komen has more than 100,000 volunteers working in a network of 124 affiliates worldwide. As of March 2011, Komen is listed on Charity Navigator with the site's highest rating of four stars. According to the Harris Interactive 2010 EquiTrend annual brand equity poll, Komen is one of the most trusted nonprofit organizations in America. However, the organization has been criticized for its use of donor funds, as well as its choice of sponsor affiliations and its role in commercial cause marketing.