Community Impact

Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County is a primary local resource for women who need breast cancer screening, diagnostic and support services. Through annual events including the Race for the Cure® and individual contributions from donors like you, Komen Los Angeles County raises funds that enable women in our local communities to access crucial breast health services.

Seventy-five percent of all monies raised by the Affiliate stay in Los Angeles County to fund breast health services for women who would not otherwise have access. Twenty-five percent of funds raised supports the Susan G. Komen® Global Research Program.

Komen LA County is serving the breast health needs Los Angelenos through:

  • No-cost breast cancer diagnostic services for uninsured and under-insured Los Angelenos
  • Comprehensive breast cancer patient navigation, to help women find a medical home
  • Breast cancer patient, survivor, and co-survivor support programs
  • Public awareness and education about breast cancer issues
  • Research to discover and deliver the cures

Click here to see a full list of our current community health grants and local programs.

Breast Cancer in California

  • There are an estimated 306,000 women living with breast cancer in CA
  • An estimated 23,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in CA this year
  • More than 4,000 women in CA will die of breast cancer this year alone
  • In Los Angeles County, an African American woman diagnosed with breast cancer is almost 70% more likely to die from the disease than her Caucasian peer.  That is why we are leading the California Circle of Promise Initiative (LINK)
  • It is estimated that 20-30% of all breast cancer cases will become metastatic (stage IV) and spread to other parts of the body.  That is why we are leading the Metastatic Breast Cancer Initiative, the first of its kind for Susan G. Komen in California.