The St. Louis Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
The Komen St. Louis Affiliate’s mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. Komen St. Louis is dedicated to meeting the breast health needs of the women, men and families most at risk and most in need in our 17-county Missouri/Illinois service area.
Through events like the Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure®, Dine Out for the Cure®, Caliente for the Cure®, Spare Nothing for the Cure® and other year-round fundraising opportunities, Komen St. Louis and its supporters have raised more than $26 million for the fight against breast cancer.
Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised here stays in the local community to fund breast health screening, treatment, education and support programs. The remaining 25 percent goes toward groundbreaking breast cancer research programs administered by our national office, including research being done right here in St. Louis.
Since 1999, Komen St. Louis has awarded more than $19 million in grants to local organizations that deliver life-saving breast health services to those who might not otherwise have access due to low income, lack of insurance or other barriers.
The Affiliate has contributed nearly $8 million to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® for national breast cancer research. At the same time, more than $20 million has come back to St. Louis area research facilities to fund vital breast cancer research.