Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida names Simon Race for the Cure chairwoman


BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (Oct. 31, 2013) – Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida has announced Ann Simon as chairwoman of the 2014 Race for the Cure fundraiser. The 5k race and one-mile walk will take place March 8 at Coconut Point, while a kick-off Pink Out Party will take place on March 7. The annual event has attracted more than 10,000 runners and walkers who raise money for treatment, education and research of breast cancer.

Simon is especially qualified for the position of chairwoman, as both of her parents were diagnosed with breast cancer and she also underwent treatment for breast cancer more than ten years ago.

“For more than eight years I’ve been a witness to what Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida does for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer,” stated Simon. “They provide emotional and financial support and guidance along the journey. Knowing that 75% of the profits stay here in Southwest Florida and 25% is given to national breast cancer research reassures me that my time is well spent.”

Before retirement, Simon was a health educator in New Jersey and West Virginia for 33 years.

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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 or call 239.498.0016 for more information Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida.