Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Central Park at 9:00 a.m.
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An estimated one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
The Susan G. Komen Greater New York City affiliate continues to work towards their goal of a world without breast cancer.
Komen Greater New York funds many community based breast health programs that provide education, screening coordination, support and treatment services. Since 1990, they’ve raised over $60 million with their premiere fundraiser, the Race for the Cure.
Last year’s New York City Race for the Cure attracted over 12,000 people including nearly 1,000 survivors.
For more information about Sunday’s Race for the Cure, check out their website.
CBS 2 is a proud sponsor of the Race For The Cure. Check out special coverage below, and make sure to scroll down for more information on some of the people and services profiled in the show.
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Here’s more information on the organizations mentioned in our 2015 special:
Sign up here to be a part of the 25th Anniversary of New York’s 2015 Race for the Cure. 13,000 people are expected to be in attendance. The proceeds go to national breast cancer research programs as well as local community breast health programs.
The mission of the Susan G. Komen organization is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering others, ensuring quality care for all and investing in science to find the cures.
The Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure was founded in 1990 by friends of the late television journalist and breast cancer activist Benita Feurey. Komen Greater NYC provides grants to local breast health programs for underserved and at-risk women as well as investing in cutting-edge research to find the cures. Our grants program supports essential, life-saving services for underserved residents of the greater New York City metropolitan area.
Komen Greater NYC hosts signature events throughout the year, each organized and managed by Komen’s staff and dedicated committee members. Some are fundraisers — Painting the Park Pink, the Annual Impact Awards Luncheon, and the Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure® are three signature fundraising events. There are third party fund raising events like The Alloro Truck Show held at the Komen offices and raised money for Komen Greater NYC as well brought our community together. Some are celebrations, such as the Race Week kick-off event City in Pink. Others thank their supporters — Pink Honor Roll (Silver Soiree) pays tribute to the top Race fundraisers from the year before. Some are planned to show Komen Greater NYC’s gratitude to its corporate, team and community supporters. And finally, others are specifically mission and education-related.
Komen Greater NYC’s Young Professionals Committee (YPC) is made of rising young executives and professionals whose goal is to engage a new generation in the culture of philanthropy – inspiring them to help Komen achieve their vision of a world without breast cancer.
Held in the lavish penthouse at the New York Hilton Midtown, the 25th Anniversary Soiree celebrated the 2015 Pink Honor Roll Members from the 2014 Race for the Cure.
AnaOno Intimates is one of the first of its kind to offer bras and lingerie exclusively for women who have had surgery related to a breast cancer diagnosis. They create intimates collections that allow women who have undergone breast surgery to feel not only comfortable, but beautiful, confident and proud.
Hosted by the Young Professionals Committee, the Paint the Park Pink fundraiser event introduced the greater New York City Gen X and Y community to the lifesaving work of Susan G. Komen, Komen Greater NYC and the YPC. The evening was made up of live music, dancing, food, drink, silent auction, and breast cancer awareness.
The Impact Awards is the second largest fundraising events held yearly by Komen Greater NYC. They honor the most innovative people and corporations in the fight against breast cancer.
The Alloro Collection offers elegant clothes and accessories in rich colors and beautiful fabrics specifically designed for women who have experienced breast cancer. The designs address the changes in contour, comfort and appearance of a woman’s body — without sacrificing style.
Project Talk offers legal and social services for uninsured or underinsured women with breast cancer and their families. Services include psychosocial support and guardianship planning for children. (Brooklyn and Bronx)
The program addresses breast health disparities for African American and Hispanic women in southeast and Jamaica, Queens via culturally sensitive outreach and education activities that promote education, awareness, and access to breast health screening by utilizing Community Breast Health Ambassadors.
The volunteer-run organization assists cancer patients with 16-item kits to manage the side effects of chemotherapy. This support program is expected to serve approximately 265 women across a large geographic scope of Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and Westchester County. The donated Chemo Comfort kits will assist underserved, underinsured, minority women and promote cultural sensitivity by translating kit literature for Asian and Hispanic populations.