Megan Hamilton via Crowdrise
October 04, 2010
BENEFITING: The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
The Susan G Komen Race for the Cure has been a family tradition for years. This organization is very dear to my heart for I have had family members as well as friends effected by it. So I want to do something to help.
I would like to raise money in honor of those who have lost the battle with breast cancer. Women and Men. And help raise money for a cure so we can help the generation now and generations for years to come.
Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. That concern for others continued even as Susan neared the end of her fight. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and committed to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.
That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested nearly $1.5 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, we’re working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, and generous contributions from our partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, we have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.