"In 1982, [Nancy G. Brinker] told her sister, [Susan G. Komen], she would do everything in her power to eradicate breast cancer forever," said Dr. Darà P. Richardson-Heron, CEO of the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. "We are able to fulfill our promise when we have events such as Komen Race for the Cure because we have invested $1 billion for breast cancer over the past 26 years."Hosted by Jimmy Smits ("LA Law," "NYPD Blue," "Dexter"), the inaugural Pink Soirée fundraiser honored two of Komen Greater NYC's most stalwart supporters. The Pink Ribbon Individual Award was presented to Blythe Masters and the Pink Ribbon Corporate Award to JPMorgan Chase."Blythe Masters has been an integral part of our board and top race individual fundraiser for five years," said Richardson-Heron. "JPMorgan Chase has been a staunch supporter of our events since 1994, and its race team has been No. 1 in fundraising for five years running. The Pink Soirée is a perfect way to honor their commitment to our vision and celebrate 20 years of Komen Greater NYC accomplishments."[...] find a team of medical professionals whose experience and judgment you feel you can crust. [...] don't be afraid or too proud to ask for and accept the support of reliabie family members and friends during this difficult period. said Richardson-Heron in Breast Cancer Wellness magazine.
Susan G. Komen Celebrates 20 Years of Advocacy
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure's mission statement, "a world without breast cancer," is a powerful statement that helps breast cancer survivors, saves lives, educates, empowers people and seeks to find a cure for this life-threatening disease.One out of eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer, and every two minutes someone...