Passionately Pink fundraisers can also help people like Marian by making possible community-based programs that provide screening and treatment programs for hundreds of thousands of low-income, uninsured and under-insured women. Our goal is to end breast cancer forever by supporting the work of the organization started by one sister and named for the other. Just wear pink, have fun and raise money to fight breast cancer. Everything you need to know is right here! Be inspired by the multitude of ideas right here , or think of your own.
The Susan G. When Susan Goodman Komen died of breast cancer at the age of 33 in , her younger sister, Nancy Goodman Brinker promised she would do whatever she could to help end that disease. Brinker fulfilled that promise by founding The Susan G. Komen for the Cure, then just Susan G. Komen in , a group that has since become the largest and most well known breast cancer organization in the United States:. Brinker fulfilled a promise to her sister that she would do everything she could to help eradicate the disease — a disease that Brinker also was diagnosed with and successfully fought. There were no numbers, no Internet.
But do you really need any more awareness? What have all the pink campaigns accomplished? Have lives really been saved?
Susan G. Komen , formerly known as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and originally as The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation , often referred to as simply Komen , is the largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States.