Komen Houston, an affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, continues its commitment as a fundraising and grant-making organization and as a leader in the fight against breast cancer in its seven county service area – providing the Best Science, the Boldest Community and making the Biggest Impact.
National Impact: over $9 million to fund for cutting-edge national breast cancer research
Local Impact: over $28 million to fund local innovative community-based programs
Our contributions include some real victories:
More early detection: Nearly 75% of women over 40 years old now receive regular mammograms, the single most effective tool for detecting breast cancer early (in 1982, less than 30% received a clinical exam).
Higher survival rates: The five-year survival rate for breast cancer, when caught early
before it spreads beyond the breast, is now 98% (compared to 74% in 1982).
More research: The federal government now devotes more than $900 million each year to
breast cancer research, treatment and prevention (compared to $30 million in 1982).
More survivors: America’s 2.5 million breast cancers survivors, the largest group of cancer.
The promise of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is to save lives and end breast cancer forever
by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
Please join us in our effort to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. Your donation supports breast cancer education, screening and treatment in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties in Texas. The Komen Houston Affiliate also funds national cutting-edge breast cancer research through the Komen Foundation Award and Research Grant Program. Together we can find a cure.