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Our Promise

February 1, 2013

Our Promise has been developed to strengthen and highlight the values used to perform the important work Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Diego provides to our community.  This code reinforces a component of accountability to staff, volunteers, researchers, grantees and donors.  Maintaining a Code of Ethics helps to create a shared pathway to work together toward the common goal of finding a cure for breast cancer.


LIVE WITH INTEGRITY.

We act with respect, dignity, honesty and transparency, even when no one is watching.  We honor and act on behalf of those who have survived, those we have lost, loved ones, and the next generation.  It is because of them that we are good stewards of our resources. 

INCLUDE.

Breast cancer does not discriminate and neither do we.  We embrace each other with compassion and open arms without judgment. We acknowledge the uniqueness of each story and how it enriches the essence of who we are.  We believe that everyone deserves access to services.

COMMIT.

Our promise to find a cure for breast cancer is as strong as our promise to serve each other.  We work tirelessly to save lives, empower people, and ensure quality care for all. 


BELIEVE.   

We have confidence in the truth, in each other, and the future, even when the answers are not right in front of us. We believe in the people we serve and in turn, help them to believe in themselves. We believe that there will be a cure for breast cancer.


STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY.

We are more than just a pink ribbon. We are the strength of a volunteer and the hope of a researcher.  We are the generosity of a donor and the tenacity of a survivor.  We take responsibility for all who have or will be affected by breast cancer in San Diego County.


SUPPORT. 

Giving up is not an option for us. A majority of our resources remain within our community to provide free treatment, support and services.  Next to the U.S. Government, we are the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world. We create a place of love, healing, and hope so that no one is alone through the breast cancer journey.


EDUCATE.

We advocate for innovative research, education and breast cancer patient rights. We know awareness can save lives and bring honor to the memory of those we have lost. We inform each other early and often about the importance of making proactive and healthy choices.