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About Us

Susan G. Komen is the world's largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any nonprofit, and provides funds that support vital services for those who are facing the disease. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her younger sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would dedicate her life to finding an end to the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. 

Susan G. Komen Hawaii is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. 

Our Vision - A world without breast cancer.

Our Mission - Eradicating breast cancer as a life-threatening disease through the advancement of research, education, screening, and treatment

Where your money goes:

Up to 75 percent of the Affiliate’s net income goes toward funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening, and treatment programs for medically underserved women. On a national level, the remaining net income supports Komen's research portfolio that funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.

Our History:

The Hawaii Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, established in 1999, sponsors fundraising events including the Komen Hawaii Race for the Cure®.In 1995, the first Komen Hawaii Race for the Cure® was held in Honolulu with 800 participants. The Annual Susan G. Komen Hawaii Race for the Cure® continues to grow each year. Our goal is to have 7,000 runners or walkers participating this year, with the shared goal to raise funds to support screening, treatment and prevention through education for the underinsured and uninsured women of Hawaii.

Mission Focus - To expand Komen’s mission throughout the Hawaiian Islands by supporting and promoting collaborations among Hawaii’s healthcare providers, businesses and community organizations; enabling implementation of culturally sensitive education, screening and treatment programs; thereby translating our vision into reality.

Susan G. Komen Hawaii's footprint impacts all of Hawaii. Thanks to the thousands of people who participant in the Susan G. Komen Hawaii Race for the Cure® and other Affiliate events each year, dedicated corporate partners and generous donors, Komen Hawaii is playing a vital role in fighting breast cancer and supporting critical breast health services in our community.


Office Mailing Address3555 Harding Ave., Suite 2D Honolulu, HI 96816

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Please feel free to contact us with your questions or comments.

Hawaii Affiliate contact information:
Administrative number: (808) 754-6659
Affiliate fax number: (808) 735-6746

For general and media Inquiries, please email komen@komenhawaii.org.