Florida Weekly–Komen South Florida Affiliate provides many ways to give back

September 27, 2012

The South Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure might do a large part of its fundraising during the Race for the Cure each January, but members of the organization are hard-pressed to find downtime. Every year is a challenge — recruiting more volunteers, finding new sponsors, and creating fundraising opportunities are all priorities.

On top of that, the Komen South Florida Affiliate develops new race features to encourage participation and provide more opportunities to give back.

There will be new features for the 2013 race. The Komen South Florida Race for the Cure is ready to welcome an increasingly diverse audience. Thanks to efforts by the affiliate and its subgroup Men In Pink, lead by Chris Dias, there will be a “Man Cave” just for male breast cancer survivors, co-survivors and “other half” race participants. In addition, Komen is planning “After Party for the Cure” events in downtown West Palm Beach at local businesses.