Susan G. Komen New England
About Susan G. Komen® New England
Our mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.
Experts estimate that as many as one-third of women dying of breast cancer today could be saved without a single new medical breakthrough. That’s why we take a two-pronged approach: first, ensuring that all people have access to, and receive, timely, high-quality breast cancer care. And second, funding the research that will drive new treatments, and ultimately, the cures.
Keeping it local
Our primary focus is on educating local women and men in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont on the importance of early detection, funding free screening services and providing support to those who are diagnosed with breast cancer. With your help, we raise money to provide grants to fund essential local programs that our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends rely on for the care they need.
Keeping a promise
Susan G. Komen was founded on a promise made between two sisters—Susan Goodman Komen and Nancy Goodman Brinker. Suzy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1978, a time when little was known about the disease and it was rarely discussed in public. Before she died at the age of 36, Suzy asked her sister to do everything possible to bring an end to breast cancer. Nancy kept her promise by establishing Susan G. Komen in 1982 in Suzy’s memory.
Today, Susan G. Komen is a global leader in the fight against breast cancer. Komen New England joins over 90 other affiliates worldwide, working locally to fulfill the promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.