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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure

An amazing woman, that I was involved in a charitable play with, is participating in the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for Cure. As a crew member, who is working on logistics and such, she is not required to fund raise.  However as she says: "i think it's important that the only impact i have on this event is a positive one. it costs around $300 to host one person on event (food, lodging, transportation, etc), and the money to cover me comes from the funds the walkers raise. well, i don't want someone else to have to pay for my part, so i set out a goal to cover my costs, and the costs of a few others on crew, while we're on event. the walker's dollars have a greater use elsewhere." And she makes a great point, all those organizational crew have to be fed and taken care of, by raising money she is guaranteeing that more of the money raised makes it to the vital research needed if we are going to beat cancer. Here is my friends page, if you want to join me in supporting her as she supports the amazing people participating in the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure movement is "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." ~Susan G. Komen site

As one of the largest groups working towards a cure it is important to support their work, especially because the people who participate in these events are so amazing! You rock, my friend. :-)

And, it is a four star charity according to Charity Navigator.

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