History of Susan G. Komen® New England

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. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and provided nearly $2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. 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.

Susan G. Komen New England is a recent merger between the former Southern New England and Vermont-New Hampshire Affiliates, serving Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Through events like the Race for the Cure®, Ride for the Cure®, and Pink Tie Guys, Komen New England has funded nearly $12 million in community breast health programs in Connecticut, $9 million in Massachusetts, $8 million in New Hampshire and Vermont, and contributed more than $8 million to support breast cancer research.