Who We Are
The story begins with one promise between two sisters – the promise to find a cure. And to seek the cure with passion and urgency and focus until the day when breast cancer is eliminated from the face of the earth.
What started with two, grew. This promise to find a cure has evolved as the people and resources behind it have grown. The fight against breast cancer continues twenty-four seven, with research, education, screening and treatment at its core. Because finding a cure is about finding the causes and the treatments and doing everything possible to help cure the pain and anxiety of every moment in between.
One story became the promise that millions made their own. Compounded by the passion and energy of many, this promise has become a race for millions.
We promise we will not rest until this race is won. We are united to find not just one cure but many cures for the many faces of this devastating disease.
We are Susan G. Komen.
Saving lived by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.
Our Bold Goal
Reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.
Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta is the largest breast cancer-specific organization in the Southeast. We are the only organization with a 360-degree approach to fighting breast cancer on all fronts. We fund life-changing research, advocate for compassionate public policy and patient rights, empower people with fact-based information, ensure access to care, and provide the treatment assistance and emotional support patients need. This 360-degree approach is exactly what’s needed to achieve our vision – a world without breast cancer.
Komen Atlanta has raised more than $52.5 million since its inception in 1991. 75% of all funds raised stays here in Atlanta to fund breast health programs for those in need who would not otherwise have access to screening and treatment. 25% of funds raised supports the national Komen Foundation Award and Research Grant Program.
The Affiliate’s 13-county service area includes more than 47 percent of the state’s population and serves more than 4.5 million people. The service area includes: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton and Rockdale counties.
2018-2019 Annual Report
Komen Atlanta’s financial information and conflict of interest statement are available upon request. Please contact the Komen Atlanta office at (404) 814-0052.