Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been working in The Bahamas since 2008 in partnership with the Bahamas Breast Cancer Initiative, the Cancer Society of the Bahamas and the Sister Sister Support group, among others. In 2009, Komen for the Cure awarded Dr. Judith Hurley of the University Of Miami School Of Medicine, a two-year grant of nearly $300,000 to evaluate the genetic risk of Bahamian Women with breast and ovarian cancer.
In 2011, Komen for the Cure took their activities to the next level by partnering with Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas to bring the Race for the Cure to Nassau, Paradise Island. This Race was the culmination of a delegation trip that brought more than 50 advocates to the island country to learn about breast cancer. Significant philanthropy, initiated by three-time breast cancer survivor Ms. Tina Lewis and matched by The Links, Incorporated and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, resulted in $75,000 raised to pay for medical supplies and support breast cancer programs in the Bahamas.
Proceeds from the 2012 Bahamas Race weekend enabled a total of $50,000 of funds to be distributed to the following Bahamian organizations: Cancer Society of the Bahamas, Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group, Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, Cancer Association of Grand Bahama and the Bahamas Breast Cancer Initiative and Foundation.