Frequently Asked Questions about the Dallas County Affiliate

What is the Komen Dallas Race for the Cure®?
The Komen Dallas Race for the Cure® is a 5K race/walk and the largest fundraiser of the Komen Dallas Affiliate. On October 16, 2010 we will hold our next Race for the Cure event at NorthPark Center.  Please go to the Race for the Cure tab for more information regarding this years Race.

How does Komen Dallas differ from the Komen Foundation?
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is the national organization that organizes the Affiliate Network within which Komen Dallas County operates.

Why was Komen founded?
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1982 in Dallas by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36. Nancy’s promise to Suzy was that she would do everything possible to find a cure for breast cancer.

How many Komen Affiliates are there?
The Komen Foundation has more than 75,000 dedicated volunteers who work through more than 120 Affiliates around the world.

Where does the money raised by Komen Dallas go?
Up to 75 percent of the net funds raised remain in our local community to fund education, screening and treatment programs for the medically underserved in Dallas County. Read more about our local grant recipients.  A minimum of 25 percent of the net funds raised support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Award and Research Grant Program.

How much money does Komen Dallas put back into the community?
In 2009, Komen Dallas raised more than $2,400,000 through the Race and other activities. More than $1.8 million will be granted to local organizations.

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