Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Central Park at 9:00 a.m.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – 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.
Here’s more information on the organizations mentioned in our 2014 special:
Susan G. Komen Greater NY
“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 Affiliate Events
“Komen Greater NYC hosts signature events throughout the year, each organized and managed by our staff and dedicated committee members. Some are fundraisers — Painting Wall Street Pink, the Annual Awards Luncheon, and the Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure® are three signature fundraising events. Some are celebrations, such as our Race Week kick-off event City in Pink. Others thank our supporters — Pink Honor Roll 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.”
Young Professionals Committee
“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 us achieve our vision of a world without breast cancer.”
New York Lizards
New York-area Major League Lacrosse Team.
God’s Love We Deliver
“The mission of God’s Love We Deliver is to improve the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. We prepare and deliver nutritious, high-quality meals to people who, because of their illness, are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. We also provide illness-specific nutrition education and counseling to our clients, families, care providers and other service organizations. All of our services are provided free of charge without regard to income.”
Independent Care System
“ICS’s Health Access Program for Women with Physical Disabilities seeks to promote health care equity for women with physical disabilities by increasing access to women’s health care services, in collaboration with New York City medical facilities that serve the general public.”
Cancer Care Reiki program
“Learn how you can benefit from the calming, timeless experience of Reiki, a gentle form of energy balancing.”
Sharsheret’s Best Face Forward program
“Many women calling Sharsheret for support seek help to address the cosmetic side effects of radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Learn how to address these side effects with our Best Face Forward Kit. The kit, mailed directly to you, includes make-up products for all skin tones, easy-to-follow make-up application instructions, and tips for those facing hair loss and changes in skin tone.”
“Our mission is simple: to provide free of charge, one beautiful It’s a Wrap© or Good Wishes Scarf to anyone experiencing the thinning or loss of hair as a result of illness or treatment. Our goal is to in some small way ease their journey, provide a small bit of comfort and share the power of positive thinking and good wishes with these individuals on their path to healing and recovery.”
“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.”
Breast Cancer Continuum Of Care
“At Continuum, it is our priority and our passion to deliver high-quality, comprehensive medical care while maintaining our breast cancer patients’ quality of life. We emphasize a team approach to cancer treatment, which draws on the strengths of the entire healthcare team to get the best outcomes from treatment. Our goal is to allow our patients to get back to their normal lives.”
If you missed the special, you can watch it below: