In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen® organization and the beginning of a global movement. What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. To date, they’ve invested more than $2.9 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 60 countries. Their efforts helped reduce deaths from breast cancer by 40 percent between 1989-2016 and they won’t stop until their promise is fulfilled.
It’s time again for the More Than Pink Walk on September 18 at Cornerstone Park! To get more information about this year’s walk, visit komen.org/nevadawalk.
In this episode, Wendy chats with Sherry Alexis, Development Manager for Susan G Komen Nevada. Sherry gives us all the exciting details about this year’s walk and informs us about how the money helps those struggling with breast cancer. Volunteer and donation opportunities are also discussed.
Original Air Date: September 5, 2021.