Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City was recognized for its work at the breast cancer organization’s annual Leadership Conference in Fort Worth. The local Komen Affiliate received “The Promise Award,” named in honor of the promise to end breast cancer Komen’s founder, Nancy G. Brinker, made to her dying sister, Susan Komen. The award recognizes the organization’s Affiliate that has demonstrated a commitment to forward thinking in reducing overall breast cancer mortality, as well as disparities in breast cancer mortality.

Through a variety of programs and initiatives, Komen Kansas City has worked to become a catalyst for change within their community by providing education, funding and marketing campaigns. Based on the needs outlined in their community profile, they funded multiple grants geared towards helping minority women in need. Additionally, they have continued to address the barriers that many women face when it comes to breast health, partnering with various individuals within the community to address them.

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $800 million in research and provided more than $1.7 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide.

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