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Susan G Komen for the Cure

November 23, 2009

Susan G Komen for the Cure (originally Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation) was founded by Komen’s sister, Nancy Brinker. Brinker began the organization as a promise to her sister whose life was cut short due to a three year fight with breast cancer. In the timeline you will find dates and information starting at the birth of Susan Goodman Komen through today.

When Susan G Komen lost her battle with breast cancer, only 30% of women received routine mammograms, only 74% of women who caught the cancer early on survived, and the government issued only $30 million dollars to the research, treatment, and prevention of breast cancer.

Now, in 2009, because of Nancy Brinker and her global breast cancer movement….

 75% of women over 40 now receive regular mammograms, the single most effective tool for detecting breast cancer early.

The five-year survival rate for breast cancer, when caught early before it spreads beyond the breast, is 98%.

The Government now devotes more than $900 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment and prevention.

“America’s 2.5 million breast cancers survivors, the largest group of cancer survivors in the U.S., are a living testament to the power of society and science to save lives.”

(Numbers according to komen.org)

Click here to view the Susan G Komen for the Cure Timeline

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November 23, 2009

Have you ever heard of Susan G. Komen for the Cure? I’m sure you have. But what you might not know is that the foundation was started by a woman named Nancy Brinker. Why the two different names? Check in soon for a timeline detailing the lives of these two strong women..