Every so often, the Foundation Center-Cleveland shines a spotlight on a nonprofit organization at work in our region. This time our spotlight shines on the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeast Ohio Affiliate.
Organization Name: Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeast Ohio Affiliate
Year Founded: 1994
Contact: Sophie Sureau, Executive Director
Address: 26210 Emery Road, Suite 307, Cleveland, OH 44128
Phone: (216) 292-CURE
FAX: (216) 593-0160
Promise: To save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
The Northeast Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure—along with those who generously support them with their talent, time and resources—is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the community. Through events like the Race for the Cure, they have invested $12 million in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects in 15 counties. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Komen Northeast Ohio Affiliate stay in the Northeast Ohio area while the remaining income goes to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Programs supporting research, awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.
The Northeast Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure offers grants for innovative projects in the areas of breast health and/or breast cancer education/outreach, screening, or treatment support projects targeting services not otherwise available to the medically underserved populations of the Northeast Ohio Affiliate. The request forms for the April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010 grant cycle will be available in the fall of 2008.
Komen seeks both monetary donations and corporate sponsors for fundraising events.
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