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  • Honoring The Promise

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    OVERVIEW  

    On Thursday, September 18, 2014, Honoring the Promise brought together the heroes of the breast cancer movement for a celebratory evening of inspiration and world-class entertainment. Honoring the Promise both celebrates and recognizes the Komen community of survivors and supporters who share in the promise Nancy G. Brinker made to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, to end breast cancer forever.

    Susan G. Komen® has sustained a strong commitment to supporting research that will identify and deliver cures for breast cancer. To date, $23 million has gone to 98 research grants to researchers in the National Capital Region, including Georgetown University, The Institute of Medicine, Howard University and George Washington University, among others.


    Why Your Help Matters
    The National Capital Region, which includes Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas in Maryland and Virginia, has the highest incidence and mortality rates for breast cancer in the United States, with incidence rates 20 percent higher than the national average and mortality rates nearly 40 percent higher than the national average. In addition, it has one of the highest rates of late-stage diagnosis of breast cancer.

    Despite these alarming numbers, we are making progress. Breast cancer incidence, mortality and the number of late-stage diagnoses have been declining in the National Capital Region. Services and assistance provided by local programs and funded by Honoring the Promise are contributing to these reductions.


    Your Impact
    Since 1990, funds raised from Susan G. Komen® events like Honoring the Promise have provided more than $34 million for over 300 community grants to local programs in the National Capital Region that are dedicated to reaching low-income, minority and uninsured women in areas where breast cancer rates are highest.


    Your Support Provides Services and Funding to Research Grants
    Funds raised from Susan G. Komen's Honoring the Promise event go to the National Capital Region community grants. These grants are awarded to not-for-profit organizations to provide breast health services, treatment assistance and patient support services to low-income, minority and under- or uninsured women.

    For more information on the impact your contribution will have in the National Capital Region please click HERE.

    Twitter users can follow the conversation about Honoring the Promise by using the hashtag KomenHTP or following @SusanGKomen. On Facebook, visit: facebook.com/SusanGKomen.

    2014 AWARDEES AND CAST

    AN EVENING WITH BRUCE HORNSBY  

     

    MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES
    Joan Lunden

     

    AWARDS OF DISTINCTION

    BETTY FORD LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
    Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz
    Presented by Victoria Reggie Kennedy and Susan Ford Bales

     

    MISSION ADVANCEMENT AWARD
    David M. Rubenstein
    Presented by Nancy G. Brinker and Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.

     

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    2014 EVENT CHAIRS  

    SUSAN G. KOMEN®  

    Nancy G. Brinker, Founder and Chair of Global Strategy
    Dr. Judith Salerno, President and CEO

     

    HONORARY CHAIRS  

    Senator Kelly Ayotte Representative Dave Camp
    Senator Susan Collins Representative John Dingell
    Senator Chuck Grassley Senator Heidi Heitkamp
    Representative Aaron Schock
    Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz

     

    FOUNDING CHAIR

    David M. Rubenstein

     

    GALA CHAIR

    Melissa Maxfield  

     

    VICE CHAIRS

    Anne and John Raffaelli Linda and Acie Vickers  

     

    EXECUTIVE CHAIRS

    Grace and Morton Bender Eric Brinker Alexine Clement Jackson
    Linda and Bill Custard Jason A. Denby Debbie Dingell
    Harriet Lipkin and Chris Sautter Stephanie McMahon
    Marion and Robert Rosenthal Vicki and Roger Sant
    Rhett Wilson

    YOUNG PROFESSIONALS  

    Vikrum D. Aiyer Ashley and Matt Bronczek
    Kiki Burger Erica Crocker
    John Mooney Ashton Theodore Randle
    John R. Richards Jessica N. Shorter

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