The organization will close its doors on May 25, 2018, according to a letter posted to its website. A link has been sent to your friend’s email address.

Visitors to Coconut Point participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday. Jack Hardman Nancy G. Brinker at a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event.

(Photo: Special to The News-Press) Since 2002, the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Southwest Florida has awarded more than $7 million to fund the fight against breast cancer. That will all come to an end May 25.

The organization announced on its website that it would be closing the local chapter but that treatments for local patients would still be funded through 2019. “National is taking a look at things in order to meet their goal,” said Sarah Owen, the development director for the local affiliate.

In some cases, multiple local offices could be condensed into one, but that wasn’t possible for Southwest Florida, where Susan G. Komen serves five counties, including Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades, Owen said. There are certain requirements local affiliates had to reach in order to stay open. Read more from…

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