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Susan G. Komen WNY Race for the Cure® Kick-Off Luncheon
Susan G. Komen WNY Race for the Cure® Kick-Off Luncheon

 Determined to save lives and end breast cancer forever, the Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® will host their Kick-Off Luncheon for the 11th Annual Susan G. Komen Western New York Race for the Cure on Wednesday, April 6th, 12 pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  

The 2011 Komen WNY Race for the Cure will take place on June 11th in Delaware Park; over 8,000 are expected to attend this year’s race.  As a part of the Kick-Off Luncheon the Komen WNY Affiliate will officially award 8 grants totaling $431,858 to community programs providing breast cancer services in the Western New York area.

“To meet needs right here in our community, this year’s grant slate specifically addresses the underserved population in Western New York” said Jackie Mordaunt, Executive Director of the WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.   

 The 2011-2012 Community Grant Awardees are:

  •  Allegany County Department of Health - $50,055 Komen Kares – Breast Cancer Support Services
  •  Erie County Department of Health - $68,823 Cancer Services Program of Erie County
  •  Genesee Cancer Assistance - $23,000 Genesee Komen Cure Program
  •  Prince of Peace Church - $70,909 Witness Project of Buffalo/Niagara
  •  Roswell Park Cancer Institute Alliance Foundation - $68,383 Esperanza y Vida (Hope & Life)
  •  Roswell Park Cancer Institute Alliance Foundation - $ 61,556 Development of Survivorship Plans for Breast Cancer Patients
  •  Southern Tier Health Care - $39,128 Komen Cures WNY Performance Improvement Program
  •  WCA Hospital - $50,004 Maximizing Mammography Participation (MMP)

 The Western New York Ford Dealers and WGRZ Ch. 2 On Your Side are the presenting sponsors for the 2011 Komen Race for the Cure.  For more information on the specific grants awarded and race registration  visit www.komenwny.org

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