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.
- 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