History of the Komen Dallas County Affiliate

The first Komen Dallas Race for the Cure® was held in 1983 and had 800 participants.  We have since grown our numbers to over 25,000 women, men and children.   Our Race participants, corporate partners, and more than 1,000 volunteers have helped bring breast cancer awareness to the attention of the Dallas community.

In 2009, we raised more than $2,400,000 through our Komen Dallas Race for the Cure®, fundraising events, and donations received throughout the year.  A minimum of 25 percent of that will be used to support The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Award and Research Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world. Click here to make a donation.

The remaining net income (up to 75 percent) will stay in our local community.  In 2009 over $1,800,000.00 was granted to local service providers to fund innovative education, screening, and treatment programs for the underserved in Dallas County. 

Due to our efforts, thousands of women in Dallas County who could not afford breast health care have been educated, screened and treated for breast cancer. Read about our local grant recipients.  (Grant Recipients)

The Dallas Country Chapter of The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation incorporated on August 24, 1992. Our incorporation papers were amended on May 15, 2001 to reflect Dallas County Chapter as The Dallas County Affiliate of The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

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