Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.
Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has invested nearly $1 billion, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
Over 130 products of various corporations donate a percentage of their profits to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer research today.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure's pink ribbon is now a recognized symbol of the fight against breast cancer. This year alone, Susan G. Komen for the Cure's partners are expected to donate $33 million from the sale of “pink” products.
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The Breast Cancer Awareness DOT-it® product was developed to support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, now called Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This 25-year old organization is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. OSRAM has committed to donating a minimum of 10% of the suggested retail price for these products to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization.
Last year OSRAM SYLVANIA donated $60,000 to the foundation. Help us break that record!
An estimated 212,920 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the United States during 2006. In addition to invasive breast cancer, 61,980 new cases of in situ breast cancer are expected to occur among women during 2006.
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) accounted for 85 percent of in situ breast cancers diagnosed from 1998-2002.
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women.
An estimated 40,970 women will die from breast cancer in 2006.
Breast cancer is second only to lung cancer in cancer deaths.
Breast cancer death rate has been dropping about 2 percent annually since 1990 to 2002 in all women combined, with larger decreases in younger.
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