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Susan G. Komen® Austin is an Austin-based nonprofit committed to saving lives locally and fighting breast cancer globally. Komen Austin is the only local breast cancer organization attacking the disease on all fronts – education, screening, treatment, follow-up care, survivorship support, advocacy and research. The organization serves the women and men in the city’s five-county area battling breast cancer by removing barriers to care for the uninsured and underinsured.

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Press Kit Materials

Our Press Kit includes organization highlights, fact sheets, and information about the Komen Austin Race for the Cure®.

Of the funds raised annually, Komen Austin invests up to 75 percent into local community health care grants and educational initiatives; the remaining 25 percent is invested into global research to find the cures for breast cancer.  Susan G. Komen® is investing in research to answer some of the most difficult questions in breast cancer, including research into: prevention, early detection, triple negative breast cancer, metastasis, vaccines and more.


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News, Blogs, & Press Releases

Follow the links to see some of Komen Austin’s latest press releases and interesting pieces of news.

9/27/2016 Press Release – Lexus of Lakeway Presents Pink Ribbon Guitar at Power of Pink Fashion Show

9/27/2016 Media Alert – Lexus of Lakeway Presents Pink Ribbon Guitar at Power of Pink Fashion Show

8/22/2016 Susan G. Komen® Austin Announces Staff Promotions

8/15/2016 Request for Applications – Small Grants 2016-2017

7/11/2016 Susan G. Komen® Austin Names New Executive Director

7/7/2016 Media Alert – Mammography Services Available for Uninsured or Underinsured Women in Bastrop County

6/17/2016 Susan G. Komen Austin Announces New Junior Executive Board

6/09/2016 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Austin Kickoff

6/08/2016 Media Alert – 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Austin

5/27/2016 Announcing the Jr. Executive Board

5/24/2016 Susan G. Komen® Austin Awards $428,687 in Grants to Local Community Health Partners

4/26/2016 Lydia Hopper earns Volunteer Leave to work on Austin Race for the Cure Project

4/11/2016 – MAD About Pink! 2016

3/6/2016 – Susan G. Komen foundation remembers Nancy Reagan’s importance in fight against breast cancer

2/8/2016 – Austin Chamber of Commerce Honors Kathleen Lucente as a 2015 Volunteer of the Year

1/25/2016 – Austin Spurs Pink Night vs. Idaho Stampede

1/21/2016 – The Best Year Yet: Komen Austin January Newsletter

1/20/2016 – Win Austin Spurs ‘Pink Night’ Tickets


12/8/2015 – Organizations issue joint guidelines for breast cancer survivors

11/15/2015 – 17th annual Komen Austin Race for the Cure®

11/15/2015 – 2015 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®

11/15/2015 – Thousands support Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure®

11/13/2015 – Nonprofits funding more breast cancer research

11/11/2015 – Karen Shultz – Interim executive director, Susan G. Komen® Austin

11/9/2015 – Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Austin 5K Kicks Off Day of Family Fun

10/21/2015 – Survivorship is about more than a cure; it’s quality of life

10/18/2015 – The Power of Pink

10/16/2015 – PIMPINJOY Pink Totes on Sale Today

10/6/2015 – APD Commemorates Start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

9/30/2015 – Susan G. Komen® Austin and Entercom Kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Special Events

9/30/2015 – Galleria Hosts Komen Austin Fundraiser

9/4/2015 – Soccer Watch

8/4/2015 – Komen Austin Recognizes Eight Local Community Health Care Organizations that Receive Over $614,000 at the Community Luncheon

7/22/2015 – Organización Susan G. Komen dona $614,000

7/16/2015 – Pink Party Draws 400 Generous Supporters

6/23/2015 – Meet Komen Austin’s 2015 Summer Interns

6/2/2015 – Komen Austin Grants Over $614,000 to Local Community Health Care Organizations

5/5/2015 – Komen Advocates Push for the Passing of House Bill 3194