Community Impact

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Breast cancer effects more than just the patient.

“I have been fighting breast cancer since 2009 with a relapse at the end of 2011. I have undergone many surgeries, radiation, and chemotherapy. My cancer started out as a DCIS, then stage 2/3, and now Stage 4 Metastatic.  There is no cure for this, just control.  So once again, thank you to all for the support and assistance you have given me, it really makes a difference for someone like me.”           Susan

The Lowcountry affiliate of Susan G. Komen is the local resource for those in need of breast cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment support services, and breast health education. Komen Lowcountry has invested more than $6.8 million in local breast health and breast cancer programs in our 17 county service area. More than $2.5 million has been invested by the affiliate in breast cancer research, saving lives not only in our community but also globally.

Through annual events like the  Lowcountry Race for the Cure and individual donors, Komen Lowcountry raises funds that enable SC women and men to access the resources necessary to detect and fight breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of funds raised by the Affiliate stay in our service area to fund breast health programs for those who would not otherwise have access to screening, diagnostic and treatment support services. Twenty-five percent of funds raised supports the Susan G. Komen® Research Grants Program.

The Affiliate has recently completed its 2015 Community Profile, an in-depth needs assessment of our 17 county service area. The Community Profile is used by the Affiliate to determine the mission priorities of the organization, including grantmaking, education, advocacy, and outreach programs.

To view the report and relevant materials, click on the links below:

Komen Lowcountry 2015 Community Profile
Komen Lowcountry 2015 CP Executive Summary
Full Quantitative Data Report- Komen Lowcountry
Consolidated Quantitative Data Report- Komen Lowcountry