About Us

The mission of Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth is to provide funding for breast health services, breast cancer education and outreach in our 21 county service area.

The Memphis-MidSouth Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. Up to 75 percent of the Affiliate’s net income goes toward funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women. The remaining net income (a minimum of 25 percent) supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research.

The Komen Memphis-MidSouth Affiliate’s service area  covers 14 counties in Tennessee and 7 counties in Mississippi: Shelby, Fayette, Tipton, Lauderdale, Dyer, Haywood, Lake, Madison, Crockett, Hardeman, Henderson, Chester, McNairy and Hardin in Tennessee and DeSoto, Tunica, Tate, Marshall, Benton, Coahoma and Quitman in Mississippi.  Cities include:  Memphis, Germantown, Collierville, Dyersburg, Jackson, Millington and Munford in Tennessee and Clarksdale, Southaven, Olive Branch and Tunica in Mississippi.

Thanks to the thousands of people who participant in the Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Race for the Cure® and other Affiliate events each year, dedicated corporate partners and generous donors, Komen Memphis-MidSouth is playing a vital role in fighting breast cancer in our community.

Komen Memphis-MidSouth:

  • Is the local source for funding breast cancer detection and support projects
  • Serves 21 counties in the MidSouth (14 in TN and 7 in MS)
  • Funds vital screening mammograms, diagnostic testing and treatment through annual Community Grants
  • Empowers Memphis-MidSouth residents with information about the importance of early detection and being active in their breast health

North Mississippi Affiliate History 1998 – 2017

The North Mississippi Affiliate of Susan G. Komen was founded in 1998 by a group of hardworking and dedicated volunteers who were committed to:

Raising awareness of breast health issues.
Educating the Northeast Mississippi community on breast cancer statistics and Susan G. Komen’s breast health recommendations.
Raising funds to fund local education, screening and treatment grants, as well as research grants at the national level.

Komen North Mississippi served 16 counties:  Alcorn, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Clay, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Lowndes, Monroe, Panola, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Oktibbeha, Tishomingo, Tippah and Union counties.

In August 2017, Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth expanded our service area to include the 16 counties previously served by the former Komen North Mississippi.

 

“We are committed to ensuring that all people, regardless of what they look like, how much money they have or where they live, can have access to high quality breast health care.  We will continue to support innovative research and provide the lifesaving funds to combat breast cancer at every front,” said Elaine Hare, CEO of Komen Memphis-MidSouth “Thanks to the generosity of our community and the support for our annual Race for the Cure, we are able to keep improving access to breast health resources for more women and men in need.”