The goal of each Rally event is to educate people about early detection of breast cancer. To date our volunteer Ambassadors have helped us reach over two million people and counting with the important message that early detection saves lives.
In addition to spreading awareness, fundraising activities at Rally events have generated over $70 million for Susan G. Komen™ and the fight against breast cancer.
Thanks to support from Rally Ambassadors and participants, Susan G. Komen:
- Invested $58 million in 2012 research grants, bringing Komen's total global research investment to more than $750 million since 1982.
- Educated over 4.8 million about breast cancer.
- Funded more than 540,000 breast screenings – clinical exams as well as mammograms.
- Paid for financial, emotional and social programs assisting over 103,000 women and men.
Your support of Rally is making a significant difference for millions of women facing breast cancer in your communities and around the world.
The Rally program has been in existence for over fifteen years. Since 1996, we have enlisted over 35,000 Ambassadors to champion our cause in their community recruiting two million people to support the fight against breast cancer.
To honor the time, dedication and support we have received from our supporters over the years, Rally has established The Champions List. The Champions List is comprised of Rally Ambassadors, groups and individuals who have dedicated a tremendous amount of time, energy and passion to spreading breast cancer awareness though the Rally program for a minimum of fifteen years.
As a tribute to these champions, Rally has funded a Susan G. Komen Research Grant on their behalf. The grant entitled "The Role of Estrogen in Breast Cancer Gene Amplification," is a study led by Dr. Susan Gerbi of Brown University. The study aims to understand how estrogen may amplify genes, with the hope that this research could ultimately lead to the development of new cancer therapies that stop this process and the subsequent formation of tumors.