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Susan G. Komen North Florida

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THE STORY:

Susan G. Komen® North Florida is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front.  All of our net proceeds fund breast health initiatives. Seventy-five percent (75%) of the Affiliate’s net income goes toward funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns Counties. The remaining twenty-five percent supports the Susan G. Komen® Research and Training Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.

BREAST CANCER STATISTICS

  • Each month In North Florida, 16 women die of breast cancer
  • Each month in North Florida, 80 women are diagnosed with breast cancer  – 29 of these are late stage diagnosis
  • Every thirteen minutes a woman will lose her life to breast cancer in the United States
  • One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime
  • More than 40,000 women and more than 430 men will die from breast cancer each year in the United States
  • A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000

WHY JOIN KOMEN?

  • In any given day, Komen distributes 19,363 pieces of educational materials
  • Seventy-five percent (75%) of our net income goes toward funding grants our local hospitals and community organizations
  • Current Grantees
    • Baptist Medical – Hill Breast Center
    • St. Vincent’s Hospital
    • Flagler Hospital
    • Baker County Health Department
  • Twenty-five percent (25%) supports the Susan G. Komen® Research and Training Grants Program
  • There are currently six (6) Komen scientific research grants in the state of Florida totaling more than $2.5 million.  One of those is in Jacksonville at the Mayo Clinic
  • We are saving lives in North Florida

 

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