By now hopefully you are all familiar with the breast cancer awareness movement led by our very own Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Did you know that thanks to last year’s fundraising efforts, the Komen Austin Affiliate will provide its largest single community investment of $1.139 million in local community grants for our five county service area this year. In addition, more than $450 thousand will be directed to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Award and Research Grant Program?
Freytag’s works with the foundation on many levels, including our Helping Hands program and donating flowers for events. Today we are gearing up for Sunday’s big race preparing roses for participants and girl howdy there are a LOT of you!!! Check out the tip of the iceberg in our coolers today:
Since 1999, the Komen Austin Affiliate has provided more than $10.5 million in funding to LOCAL community clinics, hospitals and health care organizations for breast screening, diagnosis and treatment, and research for the cures.
Seventy-five percent net funds raised LOCALLY stay LOCALLY. The Komen Austin Affiliate provides funding to LOCAL non-profit healthcare organizations for breast health services for the underserved men and women in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties. The remaining 25 percent funds the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. That concern for others continued even as Susan neared the end of her fight. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and committed to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.
That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested nearly $1.5 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, we’re working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, and generous contributions from our partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, we have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
This year’s race is this Sunday, November 13th but you can STILL REGISTER TO RACE THROUGH 10pm TONIGHT! Start here to be a part of something spectacular this Sunday:
So far there are 16,547 participants including teams, individuals and families. The Race is a 5k (3.1 miles), and also offers a 1 mile family walk. Not into the running/walking aspect but still want to get involved? There are still volunteers needed this year! Sign up here to get involved this weekend:
Susan G. Komen for the Cure has a special spot in their hearts and on race morning for Survivors!
Please join us on Race Day at the Survivor Tent for a delicious breakfast buffet, fun giveaways, as well as other great activities and goodies. The Survivor Tent is open from 6:30AM until 11am. Survivor breakfast is from 6:30am-9:30am. Hey Cupcake! will be serving from 9:30am-10:30am. Entertainment is at 7:30am and 9:30am. The Survivor Committee respectfully requests a limit of 1 guest per Survivor in order to accommodate as many Survivors as possible for a special Race Day breakfast in our tent. Survivor group photos will be taken at 7:15 and 7:45am.
Freytag’s is in complete awe of survivors, families, supporters, racers and volunteers. The Komen Foundation’s devotion to bringing the community together around such a worthy cause humbles us, and we are so grateful to them that we get to be a part of this tremendous event. Thank you!!!
All photos are our own.
All information taken directly from: http://www.komenaustin.org/