Komen survivors’ brunch now open to all breast cancer survivors


BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2014) – For the first time, Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida has opened the annual survivor brunch to all breast cancer survivors regardless of whether or not they have registered for the Race for the Cure®. The brunch takes place on Feb. 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Vi at Bentley Village in Naples, Fla. Breast cancer survivors attend for free, and the cost is $25 per guest. The event includes a sumptuous brunch provided by Vi at Bentley Village, plus many door prizes, goody bags and raffle items donated by Dunkin’s Diamonds.

“This annual event celebrates all breast cancer survivors and the co-survivors in their lives,” said Charlie Myrick, executive director. “While guests are encouraged to sign up to walk or run in the Race for the Cure on March 8th, we did not want to make that a requirement to attend the Survivors’ Brunch.”

Also new this year, for those breast cancer survivors who will be walking or running in the Race, the money received for the following purchased items will be credited to their individual or team account:

· Sales of the $25 guest tickets to the Survivors’ Brunch on February 22nd
· Sales of the $10 Pink Luminaries for the Race’s “Pink Out Party” the night before Race
· Sales of the $25 Tulip signs, which will be on display at the Race for the Cure

“Our goal is to provide additional ways for the community to support our local breast cancer survivors and help build up their Race accounts,” added Tish Sheesley, mission events director.

For more information, or to register for the Survivors’ Brunch or the Race for the Cure®, call 239-498-0016 or visit www.Komenswfl.org.

More about the Race for the Cure®
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, treatment and services.

More 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 $6 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.