The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Our "Promise" is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
Founded because of a promise made by Nancy G. Brinker to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen over 25 ago, the Komen organization, with it's 124 Affiliates throughout the world, is the leader in raising awareness and funding for breast cancer. Through their grant programs, the organization funds research, education, support, screening and treatment in the local communities around the world. Up to 75% of the funds raised from events like the Race for the Cure stay in the local community. 25% are sent to the Komen national headquarters in Dallas, TX to fund grant programs for life saving breast cancer research internationally. To date they have granted well over a billion dollars in their efforts to find a cure.