Komen addresses breast cancer through community outreach, research, advocacy and global intervention and is the largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research, second only to the U.S. Government. Join us and make a difference with Komen’s #BoldGoal and find out how to be #MoreThanPink below!
Breast Cancer accounts for nearly 1 in 3 cancers diagnosed in women in the United States. Aside from skin cancer, it is the most common cancer among U.S. women.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
This October marks the 32nd anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The importance of early detection helps to save lives. Breast cancer is a widespread disease that knows no boundaries and does not discriminate. Since the inception of Susan G. Komen, progress has been made but there is still more to be done. While breast cancer death rates have declined steadily (from 32 deaths per 100,000 in 1982 to 20 deaths per 100,000 in 2013), 40,000 women and men still die each year from breast cancer, and that is what must change. Annually, nearly 3,000 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Connecticut alone.
This year, Susan G. Komen is drawing increased attention to metastatic breast cancer (MBC) in their efforts to achieve the Bold Goal to reduce breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2026. Metastatic breast cancer – which is breast cancer that has spread to the lungs, liver, brain or bones – is responsible for the vast majority of those deaths. The focus this fall (and ongoing) is intended to drive urgency and attention to the forms of breast cancer that still kill. This education is especially important for those who believe that breast cancer is “easily treated” or always curable.
Hoffman Nissan Thinks Pink
Hoffman Nissan is ready to think pink! Hoffman Nissan is the car sponsor for Pink Party. We’ve wrapped a Nissan Juke to spread awareness about the mission of Komen New England. When you come to Pink Party, make sure to stop by our table next to the stage and get your photo taken with the Juke! You’ll unlock ways to enter our giveaway for a vehicle for the weekend plus tickets to Playhouse on Park! Keep reading for more information about Pink Party 2017.
Pink ROCKS – Ways to Get Involved
Pink Party, held on Thursday, October 5, is a fun way to get involved with Komen New England. This event is a night of fun, laughter, raffles, fundraising, food, fashion and dancing to the fantastic music of Shaded Soul Band in Blue Back Square. The streets of West Hartford will fill with live entertainment and activities for all ages. Local breast cancer survivors will hit the pink runaway in a fashion show wearing the latest designs from local retailers.
As a special treat purchase a beautiful #PinkRocksCT bracelet from Elyse Ryan and celebrate your survival journey. For the first 100 orders of a #PinkRocksCT bracelet, Elyse Ryan Wristrocks is offering a buy one / GIVE one. Keep one for yourself and give the second gift bracelet to someone special in your life who has been your rock of strength and support. Or, give the second bracelet to a friend and celebrate their story. A portion of your purchase of this strength symbol benefits Komen New England and their mission to eliminate breast cancer. These bracelets are available ahead of time online or during Pink Party.
Purchase them here: http://bit.ly/2xJdRDk
Why support Komen? There are many great causes out there and Susan G. Komen takes the most comprehensive approach to fighting breast cancer. Through research, advocacy, and many community programs, Komen is committed to making a difference. The funding provided by Susan G. Komen has helped drive down mortality rates by 37% since 1990. Whether you’re interested in fundraising or volunteering, there are many other ways to get involved with Komen New England. Visit their website for more.