Closures, cancellations, sweeping changes and "buzz-kills", if you will, have all been a part of the last 11 months of life for us here in the Treasure Valley and beyond. Our favorite restaurants, most anticipated concerts, and even life milestones like weddings have, in the last year, all taken a beating by the global pandemic that is COVID-19.

Unfortunately, we're now seeing beloved organizations that do so much for the community take a hit now, too.

Just announced this week, the 'Komen Idaho Montana' group will no longer be in existence. The group is best known in the Treasure Valley for the annual Race for the Cure (which 103.5 KISS FM has been a proud partner of for years), breast cancer screening grants, and several other fundraisers linked to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

If you visit the website, you'll see a large notice on the homepage that reads "Susan G. Komen Idaho Montana Affiliate Ceases Operations March 28th, 2021".

In an effort to consolidate, the national level of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a newly formed "One Komen Group" was announced and our local chapter did not make the cut. In a statement, Komen Idaho Montana shared the following:

Komen HQ decided that Komen Idaho Montana did not bring enough money to the table to make it worth their time to consolidate. Komen Idaho Montana Board and Staff wanted to ensure that all the money raised by the local Affiliate stayed in Idaho and Montana. The decision to cease operations will enable us to honor donor intent and direct our contribution as we have promised.

This is a huge blow to the local efforts put into a great cause in the battle against breast cancer here in the Treasure Valley.

We will update you with any developments.

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