Keeping a promise
Susan G. Komen was founded on a promise made between two sisters — Susan Goodman Komen and Nancy Goodman Brinker. Suzy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1978, a time when little was known about the disease and it was rarely discussed in public. Before she died at the age of 36, Suzy asked her sister to do everything possible to bring an end to breast cancer. Nancy kept her promise by establishing Susan G. Komen in 1982 in Suzy’s memory.
Today, Susan G. Komen is a global leader in the fight against breast cancer. Komen Southern New England® joins 124 other affiliates worldwide, working locally to fulfill the promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.