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For more than 20 years, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has been a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs. Working through a network of U.S. and international Affiliates and events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, the Komen Foundation is fighting to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by funding research grants and supporting education, screening and treatment projects in communities around the world.

Susan G. Komen’s Story
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was founded on a promise made between two sisters – Susan Goodman Komen and Nancy Goodman Brinker. Suzy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1978, a time when little was known about the disease and it was rarely discussed in public. Before she died at the age of 36, Suzy asked her sister to do everything possible to bring an end to breast cancer. Nancy kept her promise by establishing the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in 1982 in Suzy’s memory.


in about a week, i will be running my first monthly charity auction. the Susan G. Komen Foundation was suggested by wander. we all dig deep when it comes to huge sudden disasters, but we need to remember that there are slow, persistent killers out there that are far more devastating than even a tsunami. you know someone who has breast cancer. everyone does. i'll be auctioning another photograph this time, starting the bidding at $5. i hope it goes a lot higher.
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