Stewarding Donations

The Affiliates dollars support both the local community programs (75%) and research (25%).  That 25% is still supporting the community, because research benefits everyone, regardless of where they live or their socioeconomic status. Research done elsewhere will still benefit your communities.

In Our Local Communities

Komen South Carolina is working to reduce the disparities and improve the lives of those facing breast cancer in our local communities. Our Community Grants program is designed to make systemic, lasting change in our community. Through events like the Komen Lowcountry and Komen Mountains to Midlands Race for the Cure®, Komen South Carolina has invested $11 million in community breast health programs in South Carolina and has helped contribute to the more than $1 billion invested globally in research.

Around the World

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. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters, we’re funding lifesaving research in all areas of breast cancer, from basic biology to prevention to treatment and to survivorship. And with continued support, this scientific research will address some of the most pressing issues in breast cancer today:

  • Identifying and improving methods of early detection
  • Ensuring more accurate diagnoses
  • Developing new approaches to prevention
  • Enabling personalized treatments based on breast cancer subtypes and the genetic make-up of a tumor

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Susan G. Komen also funds programs that provide help to those facing breast cancer. Some of the programs funded by Komen include:

National Treatment Assistance Program

The Susan G. Komen® National Treatment Assistance Fund bridges the gap for underserved individuals who are actively undergoing breast cancer treatment. Funded programs include:


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The Komen Breast Care Helpline

1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or

The Komen Breast Care Helpline offers free breast cancer support and counseling to anyone with questions or concerns. All calls and emails are answered by trained and caring staff Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST. We do not, however, provide medical advice, physician referrals, evaluations of physicians, medical facilities or services. TTD available, English and Spanish.

The positive impact of this funding is significant, but it is not enough.  The need in our community continues to grow.