Where Your Money Goes

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Virginia Blue Ridge Race for the Cure®, Komen Virginia Blue Ridge has invested $2.5 million in community breast health programs in 42 cities & counties and has helped contribute more than $869,000 in breast cancer research. We are proud to have invested more than $3.5 million since 2008. Our funding cycle runs from April 1 – March 31 every year.  Click here for more information on our Community Grants program.

The positive impact of this funding is significant, but it is not enough – as the need in our community continues to grow.