Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Susan G. Koman Joins Forces With The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Personally, I’m very excited about this partnership because through collaboration these two organizations will be more effective in helping find a cure for cancer.

Here are some snippets taken from a news release found on the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation website...

TORONTO and DALLAS – January 12, 2010 -Leading breast cancer organizations Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in Canada and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in the United States today announce a new agreement to raise funds and explore possibilities to partner in research, education, advocacy and awareness programs across borders.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1986 by a group of volunteers and has become the leading national volunteer-based organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer.

Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything she could to end breast cancer forever. Since then, Komen has grown to become the world’s leading breast cancer organization, investing almost $1.5 billion in research and community-based programs through a network of more than 120 community Affiliates in the United States, Europe and Puerto Rico. 


Sherry said...

It will certainly be a plus and a bigger "face" for the CBCF...I just hope they don't become over-shadowed and lost within the Komen Foundation.
Anything that raises funds is definitely a plus!

Jill said...

It sounds like a good merge as long as the funds we raise with our walks and runs stay within the community.