Susan G. Komen North Central Alabama

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Susan G. Komen North Central Alabama was the local affiliate of the Dallas, Texas-based Susan G. Komen for the Cure (formerly the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation), a national non-profit which supports research and public education about breast cancer. The organization is known for its annual "Race for the Cure" 5K road race fundraiser.

The North Central Alabama affiliate operated from offices at 1909 27th Avenue South in Homewood from the early 1990s to 2020. That year, following years of controversy and declining revenues, the national organization restructured itself with all operations carried out through its headquarters office.

Race for the Cure

Main article: Race for the Cure

The Komen Birmingham Race for the Cure has been run each year since 1991. 75% of the funds raised by the local event, which totaled over $400,000 in 2005, are used in community programs in the local area. The local presenting sponsor is WBRC 6.


  • "Komen Birmingham Race for the Cure Celebrates 15 Years". (September 2006) Birmingham Magazine. Vol. 46, No. 9, p. 85
  • Rebman, Stephanie (August 26, 2020) "Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation closes Alabama operations." Birmingham Business Journal