Monday, October 5, 2009

2009 Komen Greater Nashville Race for the Cure - More about Komen

Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.

In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement.

Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. Our name and logo symbolize who we are and what we stand for.

“Susan G. Komen” reminds us of Nancy G. Brinker’s promise to her sister Susan to do everything in her power to spare other women and men the agony of breast cancer. “For the Cure’ reaffirms our vision of a world without the disease. The name conveys the original promise quickly and simply…

Susan G. Komen = the Cure.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is the nation’s largest funding source for research dedicated solely to breast cancer. Local affiliates run races, raising money, for the purpose of advancing research, education, treatment and screening. Since its formation in 1991, the Greater Nashville Affiliate has funded breast cancer education screening and treatment programs for the medically underserved in its local community and has given additional money to the Komen Foundation and Research Grant Program to help fund breast research programs in the Greater Nashville service region.

I am volunteering and taking donations in the name of my Aunt, Shelia McGuire, who passed away from breast cancer when I was 13. Please help us in the fight to make sure that other families do not have to go through what our family did with this type of tragedy.

I would like to ask that you donate $5 for every person you know who has been affected by Breast Cancer.

Thank you for supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Greater Nashville. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

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