On March 17-18, Susan G. Komen for the Cure hosted their Annual Partner Summit. Held in Dallas and attended by over 1,000 people, the Partner Summit brings together the Komen team, corporate partners and affiliate leaders. During the event, Komen for the Cure 2009 organizational milestones (made possible by the support of programs like The Republic of Tea’s Sip for the Cure teas) and plans for the future of the organization are shared and celebrated.
Despite the challenging economy, Komen for the Cure continues to advance their mission to eradicate breast cancer forever both at home and abroad by:
- Granting $60 million to support groundbreaking research designed to decrease the mortality rate from breast cancer within the next 10 years.
- Supporting nearly $200 million worth of high-impact community outreach programs across the US and the world.
- Funding 500,000 mammograms for under served women across the U.S.
- Hosting for the first time – international Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® events in more than a dozen countries, including Egypt, where more than 10,000 raced around the pyramids which were lit in pink for the event.
Most notably, attendees enthusiastically supported the official return of their founder, Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker as CEO. The energy and passion she continues to inspire is truly humbling.
2010 is shaping up to be another exciting year for Komen for the Cure, including the mid-September release of Ambassador Brinker’s much-anticipated autobiography, “Promise Me – How a Sister’s Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer.” The book and a series of special events commemorate the 30-year anniversary of Susan G. Komen’s passing and the proud founding of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.