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 OC Metro's Cover Story:
"10 Women Making a Difference"
features

Marica Pendjer
Komen Orange County Affiliate
Board Member

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 Susan G. Komen Foundation
2004 Community Profile
for Orange County

A summary of needs and gaps
in Orange County's breast health services

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(PDF format, 2 MB, 63 pages)

 


Sisters Nancy & Suzy


Twenty-three years ago in Peoria, Illinois, Susan Goodman Komen, a beautiful mother of two, died of breast cancer at age 36. Before Susan died, her sister Nancy Goodman Brinker made a promise to Suzy that somehow she would make it better for other women diagnosed with the disease. In 1982, Nancy Brinker fulfilled her promise and established the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Read more about Suzy's story...

Today, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is credited as the world's leading catalyst in the fight against breast cancer with more than 75,000 volunteers working through 118 Komen Affiliates in communities nationwide, as well as three international Affiliates in Germany, Italy and Puerto Rico.

The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) Public Charity as determined by the Internal Revenue Code, operating under the Charter of the organization, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Since its inception in 1982 the Komen Foundation and its Affiliate network have raised more than $600 million for breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment. The Komen Orange County Affiliate has been making strides in our community since 1991. The Affiliate is proud to have raised more than $9 million on behalf of the Komen mission.

 

 

The Komen Mission:
To eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by
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advancing research, education, screening, and treatment.