Our Story

There are more than one million women in the MidSouth.

1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime.

IF detected early, the 5 year survival rate is 99%.

Men get breast cancer, too.

Breast cancer is not found in the Emergency Room until it’s almost too late

Breast cancer affects all ages, all races and all income levels.

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Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth has given over 3,000,000 to breast cancer

specific research, no one else does that.

Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth is the only race/walk to give grants to health care providers

and hospitals specifically for screening, mammograms and treatment.

Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth has provided over 10,500,000 to area doctors, hospitals, education programs and support groups since 1993.

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Mammograms are the best tool for early detection.

Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth is a locally incorporated and independently governed nonprofit with affiliation to Susan G. Komen, a nonprofit that funds breast cancer research.

We focus on funding breast health and care, support and education for the MidSouth and funding breast cancer research.

We have a paid staff of 3, and volunteers that compose the following:  a local board of directors; a Grant committee; a Race committee; a Rock the Ribbon committee; and hundreds of additional volunteers who help us to achieve our goals.  Our staff and volunteers also provide a Survivor Luncheon which is held annually in August.

We are all working together to raise the much needed funds to grant to our local doctors and hospitals to save lives here at home.

 

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There are many good people fighting cancer.

Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth is fighting Breast cancer.

For every dollar raised,

25% goes to breast cancer research and 75% stays here in the MidSouth. We have directed over 83% of all income last year to grants, mission and research.

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The Susan G. Komen Pink Ribbon Logo the Running Ribbon is a guarantee that your dollars are always used to support breast health and fight breast cancer.

We publish our giving. We publish our grants.

We are proud of what we, our sponsors, donors race registrants and volunteers accomplish by working together.

We care about the women and families of the MidSouth.

We care about finding a cure for breast cancer.

We care.


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Our grant committee is made up of Mid-Southerners who know our community and make the best decision for the best use of our funds.  No one else decides who receives these funds – not our Board of Directors, not Susan G. Komen, not other Affiliates.  We are totally independent and totally committed to what is the best for Memphis and the Mid-South.

Click here for a complete lists of our grants since 1993.