About Us

Susan G. Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale was founded in 1999 by a group of motivated and hardworking volunteers. That same passion has been carried on throughout the years by thousands of volunteers and dedicated board and staff members.

Seventy five percent of the Affiliate’s net income goes toward funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education, breast cancer screening and treatment programs for uninsured, medically underserved women in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. The remaining 25 percent supports the National Susan G. Komen® Research and Training Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational/scientific programs. Because of the incredible breast cancer research being conducted in our region, a significant amount of National grant dollars are returned to our community, making the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate one of few who can boast that more than 100% of the funds raised locally are spent locally.