Susan G. Komen Michigan was formed on January 14th of 2015 by collaborating with three independent Komen affiliates: Komen Southwest Michigan, Komen Mid-Michigan, and Komen West Michigan. After working together for months, the staff and board of directors felt that greater impact could be made by widening the partnership and joined forces in which maximized the impact on the fight against breast cancer
With joining together, the service area totaled 24 Counties:
- St. Joseph
- Van Buren
Komen Michigan is an independent, local non-profit organization dedicated to combating breast cancer, saving lives, and reducing breast cancer mortality in Michigan. Some barriers prevent women from getting screened and receiving treatment, including financial, cultural, and language barriers, transportation issues, and a lack of knowledge. With the help of our patient-centered network of nonprofits and community support, we are overcoming these barriers through innovative education programs, screenings, diagnostics, transportation, survivor programs, and cutting-edge research.
Through Komen Michigan, money raised here stays here to fund life-saving programs and research. Komen Michigan has funded more than $12 million in local breast health programs over the last 20 years, filling the gap for much-needed services across the region.
Komen Michigan’s mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.