History & Impact

Lubbock Area Affiliate

Komen Lubbock Area was established in 1995 to spread the life-saving message of early detection and to support breast cancer screening, treatment, services, and education in 16 South Plains counties: Bailey, Cochran, Cottle, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Kent, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Terry and Yoakum.

Up to 75 cents of each dollar raised remains in the service area to fund these programs. The other 25 percent of our net income supports the Susan G. Komen National Award and Research Grant Program.

The Lubbock Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is a non-profit corporation. We are a public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Federal Employer Tax ID number is 75-2509762.

Susan G. Komen®

Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she thought of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and commitment to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer.

Komen’s promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all, and energizing science to find the cures. Across the country, that promise is upheld by a network of more than 100 local Affiliates.

The organization, which Nancy started in her sister’s honor, is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, investing more than $2.7 billion since its inception in 1982. It is the only breast cancer organization that takes a comprehensive approach to the disease, supporting research ($847 million) and community health and psycho-social programs (more than $1.8 billion), advocating for sound public policies and access to health care, and supporting survivors.