Komen Colorado's mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever. We do this by:
* Empowering people to make healthy decisions about their breast health by providing public education about breast health and breast cancer risk through our volunteer-based presence at health fairs and other community events and by awarding grants for community health workers and promotores de salud to provide culturally appropriate breast health education.
* Ensuring quality of care for all by investing 75% of net funds raised into our local communities through our Community Grants program, which pays for medical expenses for medically underserved Coloradans in need of breast cancer screening, diagnostics, and treatment care; and through our local public policy work to increase access to life-saving breast health care.
* Energizing science to find the cures by returning 25% of net funds raised to our national office to be aggregated with our sister affiliates' revenues and awarded through the Susan G. Komen® national breast cancer research program.
As a non-endowed foundation, Komen Colorado's ability to meet the ongoing need in our community is tied to annual revenues raised through our signature Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® in Denver, Pink Tie Affair, Snowshoe for the Cure® and other Affiliate events.
Since our founding in 1991 in Aspen, Komen Colorado has invested more than $42 million into 100+ Colorado-based non-profit health clinics, hospitals and community-based org
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