Posted by: griswoldfun | October 8, 2009

Think Pink: Susan G. Komen Foundation

Do you know the story behind the Susan G. Komen Foundation?  It was because of a promise between two sisters – Nancy Brinker and Susan G. Komen.  It’s a little close to my heart… taken from Komen’s webpage:

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 was over 25 years ago and since then Komen has transformed the culture how the world talks about and treats this devastating disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists the only grassroots organization fighting to cure breast cancer at every stage, from the causes to the cures and the pain and anxiety of every moment in between.  

 

The most well known Komen even has got to be the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®.  If you ever get a chance to participate – DO IT!  It is amazing to see the both the sheer number and diversity of people who gather on a race day (or “walk day”) to support finding a cure for breast cancer.  Race are held all over the country all throughout the year.  It is inspiring to meet survivors and hear stories and to just have a chance to take a walk with your friends to show you support a great cause. Of course, if you don’t want to walk or run in Race for the Cure, there are lots of other ways to support the Komen Foundation!  Did you know that Ford has a “Ford Cares” program for the “Warriors in Pink” and 100% of proceeds go to the Komen Foundation?  How cool is that? Here is one shirt that they have for sale:

tshirt

I think I will buy the pink tie for Mr. G!  Or maybe the umbrella since it has been raining so much here?  Happy Shopping! Think pink!!

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