Hi Broncos Country!
I had an opportunity to take part in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday, Oct. 3. We arrived at INVESCO Field at Mile High even before the sun was up to make sure we could be part of the 7 a.m. 5k run. It was breathtaking to see all the smiling faces and a sea full of pink. I could feel the energy throughout the crowd!! It’s important to know this organization, their history, and their continuous efforts to fight breast cancer. You can find the information below at http://www.komen.org/.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is fighting every minute of every day to finish what we started and achieve our vision of a world without breast cancer.
Fulfilling the Promise
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested nearly $1.5 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
Breast Cancer Then and Now
Since 1982, Komen for the Cure has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. We are proud of our contribution to some real victories:
- More early detection – nearly 75 percent of women over 40 years old now receive regular mammograms, the single most effective tool for detecting breast cancer early (in 1982, less than 30 percent received a clinical exam).
- More hope – the five-year survival rate for breast cancer, when caught early before it spreads beyond the breast, is now 98 percent (compared to 74 percent in 1982).
- More research – the federal government now devotes more than $900 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment and prevention (compared to $30 million in 1982).
- More survivors – America’s 2.5 million breast cancers survivors, the largest group of cancer survivors in the U.S., are a living testament to the power of society and science to save lives.
Please remember that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. If you didn’t have the opportunity to take part in the race you can still support by giving donations, or simply remember and celebrate the lives of the women who have been affected by breast cancer.
Thank you for spending time with me, and keeping in touch with the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders.
As always, I cannot wait to see you all on game day and hear the roar of the crowd. Stay blessed and GO BRONCOS!!!