Susan G. Komen Charlotte uses fundraising dollars to fight cancer in our community

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As the world’s largest and most famous breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen is practically a household name. Charlotte’s local affiliate, Komen Charlotte, is hosting its annual Race for the Cure on October 6, where they’re aiming to raise $1.2 million.

Once the event is said and done, where does that $1.2 million go? The affiliate was happy to share.

Local health programs

Seventy-five percent of net funds raised by Susan G. Komen Charlotte are distributed to local breast health programs in their 13-county service area. These programs fund services such as screenings, diagnostics, education, lymphedema treatment and bandages, survivorship support and transportation. Since its inception in 1997, the affiliate has invested more than $16 million into our community to support those diagnosed with breast cancer. While they carry one of the most well known non-profit names nationally, their biggest impact is right here in our backyard.

Cancer research programs

The remaining 25 percent of net funds raised by Komen Charlotte are invested in national and global research. Total, Komen Charlotte has invested more than $6 million into breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. Remember the TAILORx study a few months back? That was supported by Komen’s research dollars.

Community education measures

Educating the public on breast cancer, treatment options, warning signs, diagnoses and other related issues is critical to the Susan G. Komen Charlotte mission. In the 2016-2017 fiscal year alone, the organization was able to invest nearly $1 million in these measures. By partnering with grantee organizations, Susan G. Komen Charlotte is able to fund breast health programs and education to patients who are either uninsured or underinsured, ensuring quality care for all.

Komen Charlotte’s vision is a world without breast cancer, which they take very seriously. Their largest fundraising event is the annual Race for the Cure, where they’re aiming to raise $1.2 million this year. Join Komen Charlotte at Race for the Cure on October 6 for just $35 to be part of the solution. And now you know exactly where your money will go.

Want to learn more about Susan G. Komen Charlotte and the Race for the Cure? Click here for more informationNeed information about receiving breast health services? Contact Komen Charlotte here.

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