BUFFALO, N.Y. – March 12, 2020 – Susan G. Komen® and Susan G. Komen® Upstate New York takes the health and safety of our supporters very seriously.  As such, we are closely monitoring the news of the novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and the current state of cases found across the U.S, as well as local activity within the 49 counties we serve across the Upstate region.

Our Affiliates is following the guidance of and consulting with local health authorities as needed. Decisions regarding events planned during this spring season will be based on local conditions and the best interest of our supporters.

While our best hope is our that spring events will be unaffected, some may be postponed or cancelled in the best interest of the health and wellness of our communities.  We are also investigating options, where possible and appropriate, to enable supporters to participate virtually, such as a virtual Race/Walk participation and conducting programing via live-stream.

If you have questions about a specific event, please contact us at and follow us on social media at @KomenUpstateNewYork for updates.


About Susan G. Komen Upstate New York®

Susan G. Komen Upstate New York supports the Komen Mission: To save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. With offices in Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, and Elmira, Komen Upstate New York is the resource for breast cancer and breast health needs across a 49-county service area, including three counties in Pennsylvania. The Affiliate supports research, patient care programs, community-based screening initiatives and advocacy for patient rights, for both men and women, affected by this disease. Visit for more info.

About Susan G. Komen®

Susan G. Komen® is the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen has an unmatched, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in the U.S. and in countries worldwide.  We advocate for patients, drive research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy information.  Founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life, Komen remains committed to supporting those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow’s cures. Visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at