Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida seeks Race volunteers

11/05/2013

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2013) -- The Southwest Florida affiliate of Susan G. Komen is seeking volunteers for the Race for the Cure committee. The race takes place on March 8, 2014 at Coconut Point Mall in Estero, and planning is underway.

Volunteers are needed to contact sponsors, organize teams, plan survivor events and help with race day organization and implementation. The committee meets once per month at the offices of Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida at 26800 S. Tamiami Trail, Ste. 210 in Bonita Springs, FL. Additional meetings may be scheduled more frequently in the two weeks leading up to the Race.

In 1982, Nancy Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. As part of that promise, the Race for the Cure series was developed as a means to fund education, research and early detection of breast cancer. In 2013 the Southwest Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure was able to grant more than $600,000 in funds in the five-county area for mammograms, ultrasounds and breast health education.

To get involved as a volunteer or sponsor, call 239-498-0016 or visit www.Komenswfl.org.


About Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida
Seventy five percent of the affiliate’s net fundraising proceeds stays in the local community to provide education, screening, treatment and support; the remaining 25 percent of the net proceeds supports groundbreaking national breast cancer research programs. Since 2002, Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida has given more than $5 million in grants to local agencies in the five-county area. Susan G. Komen is the largest source of non-governmental breast cancer research in the world. Visit www.komenswfl.org or call 239.498.0016 for more information Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida.