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    • Bayou Region Affiliate
    • - 4/30/2008

      Affiliate History The Bayou Region Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® was incorporated in 1999 in response to a need in the geographic region for increased awareness about breast health and a way to inform women about the importance of mammograms. Komen Race for the Cure&

    • North Texas Affiliate
    • - 4/2/2008

      History The North Texas Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® serves Collin, Denton and Grayson counties, home to approximately 1.4 million residents. This three-county area lacks a county hospital, which leaves many residents without access to health care. Therein lies the demand that led to the creation o

    • Minnesota Affiliate
    • - 2/14/2008

      History The Komen Minnesota Affiliate began as a Race for the Cure® in 1993. In 1999, we incorporated and became the Minnesota Affiliate. Since our inception, we have been blessed to be embraced by a community that shares our commitment to raising money for breast cancer education, screening, preliminary t

    • Florida Suncoast Affiliate
    • - 1/18/2008

      Florida Suncoast Affiliate Affiliate History The "Tampa Bay Affiliate" of Susan G. Komen for the Cure was founded in Pinellas County in 1999 by Dr. Barbara (Hall) Bourland, a local radiologist, who recognized the need for a screening program for uninsured women in the county. Today the Florida Suncoast A

    • Tulsa Affiliate
    • - 12/5/2007

      History The Tulsa Affiliate started in 1996 with a group of volunteers who wanted to localize the fight against breast cancer and bring the Race for the Cure to their city. In its 11-year history, the Affiliate has seen its Race participant numbers grow from 3,000 to more than 9,400 and has granted more than $ 2.5 mil

    • Sacramento Valley Affiliate
    • - 11/19/2007

      History The Sacramento Valley Affiliate started in 1993 with a small group of volunteers committed to fighting breast cancer on a local level. The first Komen Sacramento Race for the Cure® was held in 1997, raising its first grant funds and awarding seven local grant projects. That same year, Donna Sanderson, a vo

    • El Paso Affiliate
    • - 11/7/2007

      Our History Like many Affiliates, El Paso first began as a Race for the Cure® event brought to El Paso by the collaborative efforts of a group of concerned women. In 1993, the first-ever Komen El Paso Race for the Cure® was held at Loretto Academy, and we used the money to purchase El Paso's only mobil

    • North Jersey Affiliate
    • - 10/24/2007

      Jackie Bertolini at the first Pink Tie Ball® History Like Komen for the Cure itself, the North Jersey Affiliate was also founded on a promise - a promise made in 1997 by Deb Belfatto to make a difference to ten-year-old Jackie Bertolini, who lost her mother to breast cancer. In its early

    • North Florida Affiliate
    • - 10/11/2007

      Our History Like many affiliates, we first began as a Race for the Cure® event. In 1994, the first ever North Florida Race for the Cure® was held in Jacksonville Beach. The Race was brought to Jacksonville by a collaborative effort of the local ZTA chapter and local volunteers. After a successful even

    • Tyler Affiliate
    • - 9/21/2007

      From left to right: Peggy Suggs, board president and Cindy Nick, volunteer at the Tyler Affiliate Brand Roll out party in January 2007 History The Tyler Affiliate was founded on a promise similar to the one between Nancy and Susan. Anne Owens had a good friend who was dying of breast cancer and ask

    • Texarkana Affiliate
    • - 8/29/2007

      The Texarkana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is built on the strength of our volunteers. Their tireless efforts and commitment, dedication and loyalty make it possible for us to wage this fight to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Expe

    • Upstate South Carolina Affiliate
    • - 8/3/2007

      Serving the 11-County Upstate Community for 13 years Advocacy Thanks to the advocacy efforts of the Upstate South Carolina Affiliate, over 1,000 low-income, uninsured women have received free treatment for breast and cervical cancer since July 1, 2005 through a new state program. After releasing to the news med

    • San Diego Affiliate
    • - 6/21/2007

      Bordered by Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Laguna Mountains, San Diego County is home to nearly 1.3 million people. It's a great place to live, work and play. But just like any other major metropolitan city, it faces some tough issues--particularly in the health care arena. San

    • Tarrant County Affiliate
    • - 5/9/2007

      The Tarrant County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure was started in 1992. Joan Katz is a three-time breast cancer survivor, and while she was in treatment for the second time, her friend Rozanne Rosenthal wanted to honor her by having a local Komen Race for the Cure®. Joan was overwhelmed and honored by thi

    • Greater Kansas City Affiliate
    • - 4/19/2007

      Background Beginning with the first Race for the Cure event in 1992, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Kansas City Affiliate has exemplified hard work and a "can do" attitude. The first Race was organized by three headstrong women who had recently relocated to Kansas City from the Washington, D.C. are

    • Greater Evansville Affiliate
    • - 4/5/2007

      Milestones - Celebrating ten years of Komen Greater Evansville Affiliate Mary-Beth Owen and Ann Komis 1998 - First Komen Evansville Race for the Cure® chaired by Mary-Beth Owen and Julie Blevins A determined group of volunteers brought the first Race to Evansville with over 5,000 participants.

    • Lubbock Area Affiliate
    • - 3/2/2007

      Lubbock Area Komen Race for the Cure All for a sister The story of the Komen Lubbock Area Affiliate is much like that of Susan and Nancy. The dream of an Affiliate for West Texas all started at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Dallas Affiliate. There, three sisters dedicated themselves to fulfill

    • Greater Amarillo Affiliate
    • - 2/16/2007

      History In 2007, Amarillo celebrates its 17th Komen Race for the Cure® and its 4th year as an Affiliate. After enjoying a successful partnership with The Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center for thirteen years, the time came for the Race to take an independent direction. In an effort to broaden our exposure, w

    • Utah Affiliate
    • - 1/12/2007

      Komen Race for the Cure®The genesis of the Utah Affiliate was in 1996 when several women whose lives had been touched by breast cancer independently contacted Komen Foundation headquarters about establishing a Race for the Cure® in Utah.

    • Colorado Springs Affiliate
    • - 11/21/2006

      Photo by Eric Enger Twelve years and counting On a beautiful Rocky Mountain morning in 2006, the Komen Colorado Springs Affiliate celebrated with live bands at every mile marker. The 5,000 participants who met at Fort Carson's Iron Horse park to celebrate our 12th Komen Race for the Cure® were greet