Susan G. Komen’s Milwaukee Affiliate will now be known as the Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to better reflect the actual geographic breadth of communities served.
“Our Affiliate has had a longstanding commitment to serve women in the eight-county area of Southeast Wisconsin,” says Sally Sheperdson, executive director of the Komen Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate. “We think our new name more accurately reflects who we are and where we provide support and other services.”
Since 1999, the Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate has worked in the eight-county area to keep the subject of breast cancer high in the public consciousness and provide resources for under-served women. Komen has raised nearly $5 million locally toward national research and local education, screening, and treatment.
The Affiliate office will remain in its current location in Milwaukee County.