Susan G. Komen Chapter Closes In Winston-Salem

Jul 3, 2018

The nonprofit breast cancer organization will now only have North Carolina offices in Charlotte and the Triangle.

The closing of the Winston-Salem chapter is the latest in a string of Komen closings across the nation over the past 18 months.

Komen officials said the organization closed the Winston-Salem location to transition support from northwest North Carolina to its national mission and fundraising programs.

“We would like to thank the many people who supported the affiliate the past 18 years and look forward to continuing this relationship of impact in a new way,” Vice President of the Susan G. Komen Affiliate Network, Lori Maris, said via a press release.

In 2012, Komen caused controversy by announcing it would stop funding Planned Parenthood, only to reverse the decision four days later. A significant drop in donations followed.

Area supporters in the Northwest NC region for Komen helped invest more than $6.3 million for education, mammograms, treatment assistance and psychosocial support programs and an additional $2.1 million for breast cancer research.