Palm Beach Post–More than a Race

January 20, 2012

When you think about the South Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the Komen South Florida Race for the Cure probably comes to mind. That’s not surprising, considering its size and importance.

But the Komen South Florida Affiliate is more than a Race — much more — and the Affiliate addresses a wide service area that expands well beyond its downtown West Palm Beach Race location to include all of Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties.

Even for people familiar with the Affiliate’s many initiatives, it is still striking how much is accomplished each year. From educational programs to fundraising events to health fairs to grant-making — the Affiliate does it all. At the “brass tacks” level, its work is divided into three distinct categories: advocacy, outreach and education. All of these are supported by a large volunteer base that turns passion into action.