Where does it go?

You may already be aware that each walker on our team is required to raise $2,300 to walk 60 miles. It’s common to wonder, where does all of that money go…

Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure net proceeds fund innovative global breast cancer research and local community programs supporting education, screening and treatment. With nearly $1.5 billion invested to date, Komen for the Cure is the world’s single largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to curing breast cancer at every stage. Virtually every major advance in the fight against breast cancer in the last 28 years has been impacted by a Susan G. Komen for the Cure® grant.

Nationally, Komen has funded research leading to:

Discovery of the first breast cancer susceptibility gene (BRCA1) and a test for women to learn about their inherited risk. This has led to very early detection of breast cancer in some women and prevention in others.

First use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to discover some cancers that are not visible on mammograms. And while mammograms remain our most effective screening tool, Komen is investing in newer imaging technologies, such as molecular breast imaging (MBI), which may detect cancers that MRIs and mammograms miss.

Anti-angiogenesis research that demonstrated that breast cancer tumors need a blood supply to survive. This led to development of drugs that stop tumors from making new blood vessels, and in many cases, from progressing.

Evidence that most breast tumors are driven by hormones, and that drugs such as Tamoxifen are very effective treatments for women whose tumors are estrogen sensitive.

Discovery of aromatase inhibitors, a newer class of hormone treatments.

Discovery of the pathways that some cancer cells take in the body, leading to treatments to potentially stop the spread of cancers to other organs.

Please help us- we’ll walk the miles, all you need to do is help us reach our goal!  You can donate to any walker on our team by clicking a link on the right side of the page or go to www.the3day.org/goto/coconutterstrutters



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