One case of breast cancer is diagnosed every two minutes in the U.S.

OUR VISION: A world without breast cancer

YOUR SUPPORT: Funds education, breast cancer screening, and treatment support as well as research to find the cures.
OUR IMPACT:

Susan G. Komen Great Plains has funded more than $8 million in community-based programs and $2.4 million in breast cancer research since its founding. In 2017, donor generosity helped us invest more than $900,000 in community programs and research.

Because of you, hundreds of women and men in our area receive services that provide hope, and at sames, save their lives.

EDUCATION programs touch those most at risk and in need to understand the importance of breast health and early detection of breast cancer.

SCREENING services, including clinical breast exams and mammograms, help uninsured and other medically underserved women. In addition, we help insured and uninsured women gain access to screenings through mobile mammography.

TREATMENT/SURVIVOR SUPPORT help patients and their families deal with the emotional, financial, and social impact of a breast cancer diagnosis through programs that provide short-term financial aid and help patients heal holistically.

OUR COMMITMENT: 75 percent of net revenue funds community-based programs and 25 percent funds research to find the cures.

BREAST CANCER IN NEBRASKA:

Nebraska ranks 40th in the U.S. for mammography screening rates.

An estimated 24 Nebraskans are diagnosed with breast cancer each week and four people lose their life to breast cancer.
Gina is only a fifth-grader, yet she reinforced an important lesson with her mom, Mary*. As a Girl Scout participating in an annual Scouting for the Cure session, Gina learned about the importance of girls of all ages to talk to their families about breast health history, when to start getting screening and knowing what is normal for you. When Gina talked to her mom later that day and shared what she'd learned, Mary decided she'd put off her mammogram too long. Mary made an appointment, got the all clear and knew that her daughter helped her overcome her fear of the unknown.


*Actual names changed to respect privacy