About Susan G. Komen®
A world without breast cancer
Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.
Reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the United States by 2026.
In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen® organization and the beginning of a global movement. What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. Since 1982, we’ve funded more than $920 million in research, more than $2.0 billion in medical care, community and provider education, and psychosocial support, serving millions in over 60 countries worldwide. Our efforts helped reduce deaths from breast cancer by 38 percent between 1989-2014 and we won’t stop until our promise is fulfilled.
About our Affiliate – Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee
In 2016, the leaders of three former affiliates; Komen Greater Nashville, Komen Upper Cumberland, and Komen Chattanooga began the conversation to merge in order to strengthen operations and have a greater impact in the fight against breast cancer in Tennessee and the Northwest Georgia regions. Under one name, Komen Central Tennessee, we have began to do just this!
Now serving 41 counties in Tennessee and Northwest Georgia, Komen Central Tennessee:
- Is the local source for breast cancer detection and support projects.
- Funds vital screening mammograms, diagnostic testing and treatment support through annual Community Grants Program.
- Maintains offices in the Greater Nashville Region, Upper Cumberland Region, and Chattanooga Region.
- Regional offices will continue to support outreach and community focused events, local Race for the Cure events and fundraisers.
Komen Central Tennessee supports breast cancer treatments, screening, education, support services and research. Up to 75% of net proceeds remain in the affiliate service area while the remaining 25% goes toward ground breaking research.
Our Regional Offices
Our Greater Nashville Regional Office is located at 4009 Hillsboro Pike Suite 209 Nashville, TN 37215
Office hours are Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (CST)
Our Upper Cumberland Regional Office is located at 370 Reagan Street, Cookeville, TN 38501
Our Chattanooga Regional Office is located at 515 Airport Road, Suite 114, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST)
Komen’s National Breast Care Helpline
To speak to someone about breast health, breast cancer concerns and help find local resources, please call 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636).
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