About Us

Map-region-twoOur Mission

To save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

Our Vision

A world without breast cancer—a world in which every person diagnosed with this disease will survive it.

Our Goals

Significantly reducing the number of late-stage breast cancer diagnoses in our local community while continuing to provide the education, resources, access to services, survivor support and funding that have grown the size of the local survivor family over the past quarter-century.

Integrating our local mission with that of the national Komen organization and Komen affiliates nationwide to drastically decrease the breast cancer mortality. Currently is aggressively pursuing our bold goal tobreast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by the year 2026.

Our Difference

No one in the region provides the depth of services that Komen Philadelphia does to address all facets of the fight to end breast cancer:

  • Free services: mammograms, clinical exams, diagnostic services, treatment
  • Empowerment: education, awareness programs, emotional and spiritual guidance
  • Support: survivors, co-survivors, caregivers, healthcare providers, the metastatic breast cancer community
  • Research: funding more effective, less invasive treatments, a better understanding of the disease, and the search for the cure

Click here for our Komen Philadelphia Overview document outlining more of the impact we’re making every day thanks to your support.

Our Approach

We advance our mission through a network of people and organizations that make up the Komen Philadelphia service community. We unite the most passionate and aggressive breast cancer activists, and lead them in a single mission focused on saving lives today while putting in place the practices that will save lives in the future. Key forces in our work include:

  • Community partners/grantees: hospitals, doctors, nurse navigators, researchers
  • Outreach channels: organizations, faith communities, schools and more that connect us with those in need of our education and services
  • Staff
  • Volunteers
  • Fundraisers/sponsors

Our Service Area

Komen Philadelphia serves more than 7.4 million people in 15 counties:

  • Pennsylvania: Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Philadelphia and York counties
  • New Jersey: Camden County
  • Delaware: Kent, New Castle and Sussex counties

Learn more by reading our comprehensive Community Profile Report.

Our Impact as Part of a Worldwide Leader

Komen Philadelphia is one with Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. See just how great an impact we make in your community and life every day with these infographics:

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