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Nominations for the 2016 Hope, Faith & Love Awards are now being accepted
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Nominations for the 2016 Hope, Faith & Love Awards are now being accepted.  For more information and the nomination form – click here

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Lisa Faturos to be awarded Nora McGuire Award at WNY Race for the Cure
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BUFFALO, NY (May 9, 2016) – Susan G. Komen® Western New York is pleased to announce the 2016 winner of the Nora McGuire Volunteer Award:  Lisa Faturos. In 2015, Komen WNY announced the creation of….

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Inspirational Survivor Marilou Smith is 2016 Race for the Cure Honoree
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BUFFALO, NY (April 27, 2016) — Susan G. Komen Western New York Race for the Cure® is pleased to announce that breast cancer Survivor Marilou Smith of Tonawanda is this year’s WNY Race for the Cure….

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Komen Spotlight

Palliative Care for Breast Cancer
Palliative Care for Breast Cancer

Palliative care is a special type of health care for people with a serious illness. Its goal is to improve the quality of life of both patients and their families.

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What You Need to Know About Breast Density
What You Need to Know About Breast Density

Breast density is an important breast cancer risk factor that can also affect the ability of mammograms to detect some tumors.

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Our Mission

It’s simple.  Komen Western New York is fighting breast cancer.  How?

  • Funding programs that support those in the fight to save lives
  • Educating individuals about breast cancer risk factors, the importance of early detection and the resources that are available to them
What We Do

Komen Western New York is the local source for funding programs that provide breast health services, breast cancer education and outreach in our Western New York county service area.

We empower the residents in our service area with information about the importance of early detection and breast health. We donate 75 percent of net funds raised to vital local breast health services, and dedicate the remaining 25 percent to national research to find the cures.

Since 2000, Komen Western New York has raised over $7.7 million with over $4.5 million in local programs and nearly $2 million supportingthe Komen National Research Grant program which is focused on energizing science to fin the cures. These National Grants support cutting-edge cancer research, including work at Western New York institutions where Komen has granted more than $6 million for breast cancer research programs currently in progress at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo.

The Difference We Make

Komen Western New York is part of the big picture to eradicate breast cancer.  But we’re also focused on the local needs of our neighbors.  We are dedicated to educating the residents in our service area about breast cancer and the resources available along with funding life-saving screening and treatment programs in for our neighbors currently battling this disease.

The Difference You Make

Join Komen Western New York in the fight to beat breast cancer.  You can donate your time or resources  or host a fundraiser in our Western New York county,service area.  You can know your normal and encourage those around you to know theirs.  You can be a listening ear and strong shoulder to family and friends who are in the battle.  And you can be an inspiration and tell your story as a survivor.  There is a place for you in this fight.  Your dollar might be the one that ultimately finds one of the cures.  Your presentation might encourage a listener to get a mammogram and find her cancer at an earlier stage.  Contact us today.  We’re here to partner with you.

Contact Us

We’re always only a click or a call away.  However you reach us, we are always happy to help you.

Our Clients

  • Buffalo Magazine
  • Seneca Resorts and Casinos
  • Windsong Comprehensive Breast Care
  • WGRZ
  • LocalEdge
  • Independent Health
  • Insty-Prints
  • Western New York Ford Dealers
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute

The Susan G. Komen® Promise:

To save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

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