Why?

Over the last 24 years our local chapter has been generously supported by our partners and donors, but recent participation in fundraising events like the Race for the Cure has dwindled, negatively impacting our financial health. As a result, the Komen Arizona Board of Directors voted to close our chapter and grant funding to support local organizations.

Our priority as we wind down operations is to maximize our financial support to our local Komen grant recipients and the people in need of their services.

Jill Bray, President
Board of Directors
Komen Arizona

What’s
Happening Now

Race for the Cure® 2017 Cancelled

The Phoenix Race for the Cure 2017 originally scheduled for October 1, 2017 has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

  • Registration is closed – All registration fees that registrants have submitted will be refunded.

Our Plan for Dollars Raised

We are putting dollars to work in Arizona.

Komen Arizona increased granting from $332,020 to $418,997 to 9 Arizona-based grantees in FY18.

  • Current grantees will be funded – Organizations already selected to receive grants in 2017 will still receive their funding as awarded.

Fundraising Ended

  • Local fundraising has stopped – Komen Arizona has ended all active fundraising efforts.
  • Local donations will be redirected – Donations made on our website or sent to us through the mail will go to the Susan G. Komen® national organization beginning July 31.

Supporting Our Staff & Vendors

We are doing everything possible to take care of our staff and support our incredible community through this transition.

  • Helping staff – We are doing everything we can to support our staff and their next career move.
  • Notifying partners – We are notifying our volunteers, partners, vendors and donors about this news and are mindful of how the cancellation of the Race for the Cure might impact them.

What We’ve Accomplished In Arizona

$26M Raised

For Arizona breast cancer programs and services

$4.4M Granted

To researchers at Arizona institutions

$418,997 Granted

in 2017 to local nonprofits that provide breast cancer screening and support

In 2017, Komen Arizona Helped Fund:

  • 177,838 people to receive breast cancer education
  • 50,695 mammograms
  • 8,747 diagnostic procedures
  • 7,086 women and men needing breast cancer treatment

Continuing Support In Arizona

We are currently funding breast cancer research in Arizona and are exploring options to provide breast health education and patient support through the Susan G. Komen® national programs.