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.
To enable our community to detect and survive breast cancer by facilitating access to quality care, providing education and supporting research.
Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta is the local resource for women who need breast cancer screening, diagnostic and support services. Through annual events, including the Race for the Cure and Bubbles & Bling and individual contributions, Komen Atlanta raises funds that enable women and men to detect and survive breast cancer.
Komen Atlanta has raised more than $46.6 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.
Komen Atlanta’s financial information and conflict of interest statement are available upon request. Please contact the Komen Atlanta office at (404) 814-0052.
Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Named 2015 Affiliate of the Year
Komen Atlanta was named the 2015 Affiliate of the Year. Komen Greater Atlanta was recognized for exhibiting the best overall effort in advancing the Komen vision and promise to end breast cancer forever, as well as having demonstrated a commitment to collaboration across the organization. For more information watch the announcement video that was show at the 2015 Komen Leadership Conference.