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About Susan G. Komen® Orange County

Susan G. Komen Orange County is a local breast health organization helping to serve women and save lives. Komen Orange County was founded in 1991 by a group of individuals committed to the Komen vision of a world without breast cancer. The Affiliate has raised more than $38 million toward the Komen promise. Seventy-five percent of funds raised are invested in local breast health needs and services. The remaining 25 percent is dedicated to the Komen Award and Research Grant Program to fund groundbreaking breast cancer research.

Komen Orange County is at the forefront of ensuring that life-saving breast health initiatives are accessible to all people in the community, regardless of their age or background. Each year, the Affiliate helps thousands of women and men with little or no health insurance receive breast health education, screening, treatment and support.

Also, the Affiliate provides community grants for innovative projects in the areas of breast health and breast cancer education, outreach, screening, patient navigation and survivorship to help underserved populations in Orange County. In 2016, more than $870,000 in grants was awarded to 13 diverse, local organizations.

Komen’s breast health and services are made possible through year-round fundraising efforts, including the Race for the Cure and Pink Tie Ball. The Affiliate is also bolstered by a dedicated network of volunteers that give their time and resources to help with fundraising, event planning, community events and initiatives as well as provide emotional support to those in treatment.

Susan G. Komen Orange County® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity that operates under the charter of the international organization headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Tax ID number: 33-0487943.

About Susan G. Komen®

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and provided more than $2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. That promise has become Komen’s promise to all people facing breast cancer. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.