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...
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.
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.