Where the Money Goes
Breast cancer is still the leading cause of death for women ages 40-59, and it is the leading cancer site among all American women, the majority of whom have no risk factors. The strongest and most unavoidable of all risk factors are being female and growing older. This year alone an estimated 231,840 women and 2,350 men in the U.S. alone will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. It is estimated that 40,290 women and 440 men will die from breast cancer this year. The generosity of our donors is essential as we continue our efforts to help breast cancer patients today, as well as to invest in the health of future generations.
Komen Orange County works to ensure that no woman, or man, goes without the clinical breast health care that they need. We are your breast health organization leading the charge to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
Where the money goes?
Seventy-five percent of the net income of Susan G. Komen Orange County® remains in the local community to fund educational outreach, screening and treatment programs for underserved women in our community. To learn more about how the Komen Orange County funds are used, please click here and read about our grants. The remaining 25% supports the Susan G. Komen Research and Grant Training Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.
You can join us in the fight to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by making a monetary contribution to support our work at Komen Orange County. Thank you for your support!