Komen Missouri News
Komen Missouri board names new executive director to lead affiliate
ST. LOUIS, MO – Jan. 4, 2018 – Susan G. Komen Missouri announced today that its board of directors named Suzanne Fontaine as the organization’s next executive director. Fontaine, formerly the director of events and marketing for St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation, fills the vacancy created by Helen Chesnut’s departure in December 2017. Fontaine assumes the executive director responsibilities immediately. Read more...
Missouri Researchers Receive $300,000 in Research Funding
SUSAN G. KOMEN® ANNOUNCES $31 MILLION IN 2017 FUNDING FOR 98 NEW BREAST CANCER RESEARCH GRANTS, WITH FOCUS ON AGGRESSIVE AND METASTATIC CANCERS. Read more...
Be More Than Pink
From pink lemonade stands to jeans days, individuals and organizations can creatively support Komen Missouri and make an impact in the fight against breast cancer. Learn More
Komen's Bold Goal
The Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Read More
Update on Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer
The study of genetics and breast cancer has evolved rapidly over the past decade. In the past, genetic testing looked at only one or two genes, but now panel or multi-gene testing is becoming more common, even though the research in this area is still ongoing. Read More
It’s simple. Komen Missouri is fighting breast cancer. How?
What We Do
Komen Missouri is the local source for funding programs that provide breast cancer screening services, breast health education and outreach in our 38-county Missouri/Illinois service area.
We empower the residents in our service area with information about the importance of early detection and breast health by educating individuals about the importance of early detection and the resources that are available to them. We work to ensure access to and build programs that enhance quality care. We devote 75 percent of net funds raised to vital local breast health services and dedicate the remaining 25 percent to cutting-edge, global research to find the cures.
Since 1999, Komen Missouri has invested $40 million in the fight against breast cancer; with more than $30 million to support local programs and more than $9 million in national research grants. At the same time, more than $20 million raised here and nationwide has come back to Missouri research facilities.
The Difference We Make
Komen Missouri is part of the big picture to eradicate breast cancer. But we’re also focused on the local needs of our neighbors. We are dedicated to educating the residents in our service area about breast cancer and the resources available along with funding life-saving screening, patient navigation and support programs for our neighbors currently battling this disease.
The Difference You Make
Join Komen Missouri in the fight to beat breast cancer. You can donate your time or resources or host a fundraiser in our 38-county Missouri/Illinois service area. You can know your normal and encourage those around you to know theirs. You can be a listening ear and strong shoulder to family and friends who are in the battle. And you can be an inspiration and tell your story as a breast cancer survivor. There is a place for you in this fight. Your dollar could be the one that ultimately finds one of the cures. Your presentation might encourage a listener to get a mammogram and find her cancer at an earlier stage. Contact us today. We’re here to partner with you.
We’re only a click or a call away. However you reach us, we are always happy to help you.
- Give us a call: 314.569.3900 (Greater St. Louis office) or 573.445.1905 (Mid-Missouri office)
- Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org