History

Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and commitment to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer.Though Susan lost her battle with the disease, her legacy lives on through the work of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the organization Nancy started in her honor. Komen for the Cure is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1 billion since its inception in 1982. Komen’s promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.  Across the country, that promise is upheld by a network of 110 local Affiliate offices. At the heart of each Affiliate is a person or group of people who, like Susan, wanted to make a difference.

Our Promise is our mission – ending breast cancer forever by…

Empowering people

Ensuring quality of care for all

Energizing science to find a cure

The Komen Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate will identify gaps in breast health care, reaching 42 cities & counties through breast health education and mammography access. We will provide community grants in Alleghany, Amherst, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, City of Bristol, Buchanan, City of Buena Vista, Campbell, Carroll, City of Covington, Craig, City of Danville, Dickenson, Floyd, Franklin, City of Galax, Giles, Grayson, Henry, Lee, City of Lexington, City of Lynchburg, City of Martinsville, Montgomery, City of Norton, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, City of Radford, Roanoke County, City of Roanoke, Rockbridge, Russell, City of Salem, Scott, Smyth, Tazwell, Wise, Washington, and Wythe.