Susan G. Komen and Ford Warriors in Pink® Come Together to Support Breast Cancer Patients Going Through Treatment and Facing Transportation Barriers
G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, and Ford Motor Company today announced their 25th
year of partnership in the fight against breast cancer. Through the
relationship, Ford is dedicated to becoming an official transportation solution
for Komen and the patients it supports through its Ford Warriors in Pink®
program. The program will work with GoRide Health to provide transportation
services through December 31, 2019 to breast cancer patients who are faced with
challenges in getting to their treatment appointments as lack of transportation
can be a significant barrier to care for many patients.
In addition to becoming an official transportation
solution for Komen, Ford Warriors in Pink will be investing $300,000 in Komen’s
Treatment Assistance Program, with individual grants benefiting more than 600
breast cancer patients nationwide who need assistance with transportation.
Since the inception of Susan G. Komen’s Treatment Assistance Program in 2003,
Komen has provided financial assistance to more than 30,000 people undergoing
breast cancer treatment.
Over the past 25 years, Ford has dedicated more than
$137 million to the fight against breast cancer, supporting groups like Komen
who work to save lives through research and provide real-time support. Since
1994, thanks in part to Ford’s support, Komen has funded 2,605 research grants totaling
more than $875 million and provided psychosocial support and assistance to an
average of 13,000 people per year since 2008 through the Komen Breast Care Helpline.
has been a loyal partner the past 25 years and has made a significant impact on
our work to end breast cancer forever,” says Paula Schneider, president and CEO
of Susan G. Komen. “We’re thankful to Ford for remaining dedicated to this
important cause as one of our longest-standing partners, and we look forward to
continuing in this fight together.”
feel fortunate to be part of a company that has been committed to the fight for
25 years,” says Jim Peters, Brand Content and Alliances Marketing Manager at
Ford Motor Company. “I’m happy to announce how Ford Warriors in Pink is working
with Susan G. Komen this year: providing help with transportation needs so
patients are able to get to and from important medical appointments.”
hear more from Jim Peters on Susan G. Komen and Ford’s partnership, visit https://ww5.komen.org/Blog/ford/.
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast
cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other
nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to
those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current
number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Since its
founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $988 million in research and
provided more than $2.2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment
and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 60
countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her
sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life.
That promise has become Komen’s promise to all people facing breast cancer.
Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.
About Ford Motor
Ford Motor Company is a
global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures,
markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified
vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford
Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification,
autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 194,000
people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford
Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.