Susan G. Komen SWFL opens satellite location in Charlotte County


PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2014) – Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida plans to open a new storefront location at the Port Charlotte Town Center this May. South Florida Ford dealers have generously agreed to pay the rent on the 1,200 square foot space.

“Since we opened our doors in 2002 to serve the five-county area, we have had a strong contingent of race participants, volunteers, grantee organizations and breast cancer survivors from Charlotte County,” said Charlie Myrick, executive director for Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida. “The new location provide us with the opportunity to better serve Charlotte County and to create more awareness about our events in the area. We will also sell Komen merchandise for supporters who like to ‘get their pink on,’ and we will offer free educational materials for patients and families.”

Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida is headquartered in Bonita Springs, Fla. and this is the organization’s first expansion. Port Charlotte Town Center is located at 1441 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, Fla.

For more information call 239-498-0016 or visit

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