Sun Sentinel–Survivors, supporters help raise money for Komen

October 10, 2012

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in January is a special day for thousands of breast cancer survivors, activists, fundraisers, team captains and Warriors in Pink.

This year marks the 22nd annual race, whose mission is to save lives and end breast cancer.

Funds raised by the South Florida affiliate provide grants for diagnostic tests beyond mammograms and treatment and monies are disseminated to local hospitals.

“We raise funds in the community and then turn around and use these monies back in the community,” said executive director Penny Westberry. “We fill the gaps and resources for the uninsured and have available grants to refer them to right resources.”

She said that demand is growing for the life-saving breast health services that Komen funds.