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Susan G. Komen

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure® and Komen 3-Day for the Cure®, Komen has invested more than $2.2 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest nonprofit source of help, hope, advocacy and science dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® works to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

Mission: 
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® works to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries. Visit komen.org. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
Collaboration with WWE: 
In the summer of 2012, WWE Superstar John Cena had a vision. Cena knew that nearly half of his loyal followers were women, and he wanted to reach them in a way that was important to them. From there, he went to the WWE executive leadership team and asked if they would support a meaningful women’s charity and allow him to be the spokesperson for this endeavor. This is where the fantastic partnership between Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Cena and WWE began. Beginning in mid-September, at the Night of Champions pay-per-view (in Cena's hometown, Boston) on Sept. 16, 2012, and throughout National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Cena wore special edition Rise Above Cancer ring gear, co-branded with Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Cena wore this ring gear at all WWE events throughout the month of October. WWE fans, including the Cenation, purchased the special edition WWE John Cena merchandise at wweshop.com and at all WWE live events. WWE donated at least 30 percent of the sales of the special edition WWE John Cena merchandise to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in support of breast cancer research and community outreach programs. The WWE Universe came through with an outpouring of support for the mission of helping cure breast cancer and save women's lives to the tune of $1 million to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 2012! Susan G. Komen and WWE's 2013 awareness campaign, “Make Mom Proud,” supports the fight against breast cancer. The TV and digital campaign calls on supporters to do something meaningful for their moms and the other important women in their lives.

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Susan G. Komen and WWE's awareness campaign, “Make Mom Proud,” supports the fight against breast cancer. The TV and digital campaign calls on supporters to do something meaningful for their moms and the other important women in their lives.