Komen addresses breast cancer through community outreach, research, advocacy and global intervention and is the largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research, second only to the U.S. Government. Join us and make a difference with Komen’s #BoldGoal and find out how to be #MoreThanPink below!
Breast Cancer accounts for nearly 1 in 3 cancers diagnosed in U.S. women. Aside from skin cancer, it is the most common cancer among U.S. women.
Over 3,000 women in Connecticut are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Therefore, the chances of you knowing someone with this diagnosis- whether it be your mother, sister, partner, or friend- is pretty high. In fact, according to Komen, a world leader in the fight against breast cancer, the chances are highest for Connecticut residents, with the state having the highest incidence of breast cancer. One of Hoffman Auto Group’s team members, Susan Lane, Director of Public Relations & Community Engagement, is a survivor herself — going on 14 years! Hoffman Auto Group is proud to support our community partner Komen Southern New England, a local organization dedicated to treating and screening for breast cancer in the Southern New England region. This year, 450 Connecticut women are expected to die from breast cancer. Komen’s #BoldGoal is to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 50% within the next ten years by improving access to quality and timely cancer care for the underserved and enhancing Komen’s research focus on particularly aggressive and lethal breast cancers. Join their mission with Hoffman Auto Group by partnering with Komen and let’s achieve the #BoldGoal.
Hitting the Catwalk in Boston
Komen Southern New England is presenting Catwalk for the Cure on October 20 in Boston at the Innovation and Design Building. This fashion show fundraiser will feature breast cancer survivors and local celebrities wearing the latest from Boston’s hottest designers. In addition, guests will be able to sample local brews from Brent Water Brewing Company, signature cocktails from Tito’s Vodka, and a sparkling rosé from 90+Cellars. Attendees also receive a mini-manicure and a sweet sample of Pinkberry! All proceeds from the evening benefit families with the greatest need in the local fight against breast cancer and aid in Komen’s efforts to find the cure. Susan Lane will be representing Hoffman Auto Group and Connecticut survivors as one of the models on the runway.
Purchase your tickets today by visiting this link. Receive $25 off your purchase of four or more tickets.
Painting the Town Pink in West Hartford
Another event on Thursday, October 6, put on in large part by The Hartford Courant in support of Komen Southern New England is the annual Pink Party. Celebrating the 5th year, this event is a night of fun, laughter, raffles, fundraising, food, fashion and dancing to the fantastic music of Shaded Soul Band in Blue Back Square. The streets of West Hartford will fill with live entertainment and activities for all ages. Local breast cancer survivors will hit the pink runaway in a survivor fashion show wearing the latest fashions from local retailers. Join us and sample delicious food from local vendors, dance to live music, enter to win raffle prizes, and purchase swag bags stuffed with donated items ranging from gift cards, cosmetics, tasty treats and many other pink goodies! The night will finish with a fun dance performance by Arthur Murray dancers and special guests. Check out the full line up of the evening.
Real Men Wear Pink
Breast cancer is everyone’s fight! Komen has come up with a special and meaningful way for men to show their support in the fight against breast cancer. Are you a gentleman who is committed to making a difference? Join the others and become a 2016 Pink Tie Guy! Susan G. Komen Southern New England is recruiting gentlemen who are motivated to take action in the local fight to end breast cancer. Awareness is important, but Komen needs everyone’s help to meet their #BoldGoal to cut breast cancer deaths by half in 10 years without partners in action. Men who raise the minimum fundraising amount (or more!) by October 31st, will receive an invite to an exclusive cocktail party as well as a 2016 Komen pink tie. For more information on the Pink Tie Guys, the funds that aid the thousands of local families affected by breast cancer, and the hundreds of thousands more who will be affected in the years to come, visit the Pink Tie Guys Crowd Rise page.
Why support Komen? There are many great causes out there and Susan G. Komen takes the most comprehensive approach to fighting breast cancer. Through research, advocacy, and many community programs, Komen is committed to making a difference. They are the largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research, second only to the U.S. government, with $920 million invested to date. These investments have helped drive down mortality rates by 37% since 1990. Whether you’re interested in fundraising or volunteering, there are many other ways to get involved with Komen Southern New England, including the 2017 Race for the Cure Greater Hartford on June 3rd, 2017. Visit their website for more.