It has been 17 years since I thought I might lose my Mom and my Dad thought he was going to lose his best friend to breast cancer. We are lucky she had great people taking care of her and that she is possibly one of the most stubborn people I know. The path of fighting cancer is not a pleasant one, which is why donations are such a great way to show your support if you can. Many women and men aren't as lucky as my Mom. Through events like the Susan G. Komen Twin Cities Race for the Cure, more than $45 million has been raised and grants awarded to Minnesota (non-profit) institutions for breast cancer awareness, education, outreach, screening, treatment support and research. We've been able to hear directly from some of these non-profits how grateful they are for the donations made and what a difference they make. If you're like me you wonder what exactly happens to your money once you donate it. Up to 75% of net proceeds stay right here in Minnesota. A minimum of 25% of net funds are contributed to the national Susan G. Komen® Award and Research Grants Program for energizing science to find the cures. If you would like to learn more, visit www.komenminnesota.org.
Thank you so much for your continued support. We are always hoping for a cure.
Lots of love,
Barb & Dana