In Oregon and SW Washington, 63 women and men are diagnosed with breast cancer every week.
Since 1991, when Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington was founded, over $31 million has been funneled to research and local care services. 75% of the funds go towards saving local lives, with $19.8 million dedicated to early detection, survivor support and advocacy. The are a separately incorporated nonprofit entity with their own governing Board of Directors, staff, program priorities, advocacy and grant-making processes. Funds raised in Oregon & SW Washington do not pay for the operating expenses of Komen National.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and the second-most common cancer overall. In 2017, an estimated 246,660 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. alone. No matter who you are or where you live, understanding breast cancer is important. Know this: a diagnosis is not a death sentence. Breast cancer can be treated. Early detection has helped survivor rates to raise with 5-year relative survival rates increasing from 74% to 99% for early stage breast cancer.
For over 25 years, Susan G. Komen of Oregon and SW Washington has turned awareness into action. They aim to reduce the death rates by 50% in the next decade. Be more than pink. Donate today. Get involved now!