When OnMessage donated their services to help the North Texas Susan G. Komen for the Cure promote their 2009 event, we decided to take our involvement one step further. So we walked as a team in honor of one of our clients, a breast cancer survivor, and raised over $1000 for the cause.
Please join our team June 6, 2009 in Hartford, CT at Bushnell Park in this 5K event- walk or run, and help raise money to fight Breast Cancer, or sponsor us with a tax-deductible donation at www.komenct.org . Team name “New Milford Cares”.
The Avon Walk Around the World for Breast Cancer began in 2005 bringing grassroots activism to a global scale. This worldwide series of events began mobilizing hundreds of thousands of people across the globe raising money and breaking down barriers to awareness and access to care while working to eradicate the disease. Walk Around the World events are linked by the Global Connection Ribbon, which is the symbolic emotional component that connects breast cancer survivors and participants across the world. The ribbon is a powerful symbol of the connection to each other and shared determination to turn every diagnosis into a story of survival. Each Walk Around the World event includes the Global Connection Ribbon ceremony, where this special ribbon is passed from one breast cancer survivor to another uniting all survivors and this global community.
In 2008, the First Annual JDC and Susan G. Komen for the Cure Race for the Cure® was held in Sarajevo, bringing together more than 2,500 Bosnians – Muslims, Serbs, Croats and Jews – to walk and show their support for the fight against a common enemy: breast cancer.
Breast cancer survivors, high school students, government officials, and guest celebrities were among the participants from 18 different cities who attended the event and, for the first time, gave a public face to a disease that is still remarkably taboo in this European nation. Proceeds from last years event provided more than 600 free mammogram checkups for women without health insurance.
Women’s Health Empowerment Program
The Womens Health Empowerment Program (WHEP) is an innovative public education movement that conducts public education programs to encourage the early detection of breast cancer, as well as projects that create new psychosocial support services by and for women with breast cancer and their families. Working with local Non-Governmental Organizations and Government partners, these projects build leadership among women affected by breast cancer. They also focus on strengthening doctor-patient communication, and creating partnerships between and among patients and the medical and health communities.