There is an inspiring story behind the establishment of Susan G. Komen®. It was established by Nancy G. Brinker in 1982, after she made a promise to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do all that she can to put an end to breast cancer. Today, Komen has become one of the boldest communities for global breast cancer movement.
One of the popular events of the foundation is the Komen Race for the Cure. Through the said race and other fund-raising events, the foundation was able to raise $2 billion which it has invested in various activities which aim to fight breast cancer. Komen actively supports breast cancer research, community health outreach, advocacy and other programs which aim to fight breast cancer in the United States as well as in over 50 countries.