Susan G. Koman for the Cure

Kate Bailey

Quick Facts

  • Breast cancer occurs when cells in the breast divide and grow without normal control.
  • 10 million people will die from breast cancer in the next 25 years
  • Breast cancer is inheritable
  • 82.1% of Komen's money goes towards the program
  • Komen Race for the Cure
  • 8 weeks of chemotherapy costs up to 30,000 dollars
  • Komen has financial aid for those in need of treatment

Crystal King

Crystal is a single mother of two. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, she was scared for her and her sons. Susan G. Komen for the Cure stepped in and helped pay for Crystal's treatments, something she could not do on her own. (picture via

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