Above all, we make a difference.
Susan G. Komen Great Plains provides life-saving breast health services in Nebraska and South Dakota with plans to expand into North Dakota over time. It has funded more than $8 million in local programs and more than $2.4 million in breast cancer research to date.
In fact, 75 percent of Komen Great Plains net revenue supports local breast health programs and remaining funds support global breast cancer research.
Because of donor generosity, thousands of women and men in our area receive services that provide hope, and at times, save their lives.
Our Bold Goal
Komen’s bold goal is to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% in the next 10 years, by improving access to quality and timely breast care.
Getting to Half
The research imperative:
We will find new treatments for the most aggressive forms of breast cancer that are killing 40,000 people in the U.S. each year. Our focus is on:
- Understanding and finding more effective treatments for metastatic disease (cancer that has spread to other parts of the body – also known as stage IV).
- Developing better therapies for aggressive forms of breast cancer that become resistant to treatment over time, such as Luminal B (HR+/HER2+), triple negative and inflammatory breast cancers.
- Leveraging the use of transformative, next-generation technology to detect breast cancer at the very earliest stage, before it has spread or returned, and when treatment is most effective.
Our commitment to the most promising, innovative and meaningful research will never waver. We will not stop until every woman and man with breast cancer can be told: “There is hope – and help – for you.”
Quality Care for All:
We will step up our fight to ensure that all people – especially the most vulnerable among us – have access to and utilize high-quality breast cancer care.
- Komen has always believed that where you live should not determine whether you live, and for decades, Komen and its network of Affiliates has worked to level the playing field for medically underserved populations.
- Armed with $27 million in funding, Komen is launching the African-American Health Equity Initiative to end disparities in breast cancer outcomes in the African-American community. The Initiative’s initial focus will be in the 10 American cities where the disparities are greatest, where Komen has been working side-by-side with civic, health, government and faith leaders to identify and implement the interventions most relevant to each community with the goal to reduce the gap between African-American and white women in these cities by 25 percent within five years of beginning our work in each city.
- Over time, we will take what we learn through the African-American Health Equity Initiative to more cities and towns across the U.S.
Our commitment to women and men everywhere will never change. We will always fight for health equity for every woman, man and family we serve.
Our Local Impact