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Susan G. Komen, the world's largest breast cancer organization, has grown our research investment to more than $800 million since our founding in 1982. The research funded includes: project that seek to understand the underlying origins of breast cancer and why it has the capacity to spread throughout the body; research into early detection; and research into new treatments. Komen is the largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research outside of the US Government.
Since 1995, the Northeastern New York (NENY) Komen Affiliate has granted over $3.1 million to local organizations in upstate New York. This year's grants, totaling nearly $140,000 were awarded to nine different organizations that are working locally to reach the needs of those impacted by breast cancer.
Seventy five percent of the net income raised by the NENY Affiliate through the Race for the Cure and other activities held throughout the year stays in the community to fund these programs in our 15-county service area.
The remaining twenty five percent of funds go to the Komen National Research Grant programs supporting research, awards, and educational and scientific programs around the world.
Any not-for-profit organization that provides breast health and/or breast cancer education, screening, or treatment services may apply for a grant.