Pink makes it possible!
Every year, thousands of individuals and corporations across the country participate in Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink®, a fundraising program that supports individuals and organizations who want to help end breast cancer in their communities and across the country.
All of our Passionately Pink fundraisers come up with the most amazing ideas to support our mission to end breast cancer! Whether it’s holding a casual pink-out day at work, hosting a bake sale, or turning volleyball game pink – it’s the creative fundraising from our passionate supporters that’s helped us raise more than $23 million since Passionately Pink began in 2006!
This week, we were excited to welcome one of our top fundraisers, Account Control Technology (ACT), to our offices. For the past two years, ACT has participated in the Passionately Pink program. This year alone, ACT offices in California, Texas and Ohio held bake sales, cook-outs and a variety of contests, raising more than $31,000 for Passionately Pink and bringing ACT’s total donation to more than $50,000!
We are so pleased to have groups like ACT across the country supporting the fight against breast cancer. These funds, and all of the funds raised by Passionately Pink events, play an important role in Komen’s mission. Because of the unique way in which Passionately Pink donations are used, funds raised support Komen’s national work – which includes funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit (more than $800 million to date!) – as well as community work through Komen’s nationwide network of Affiliates which provide treatment, social and financial support to our friends and neighbors.
Thank you to ACT and everyone who goes Passionately Pink to help end breast cancer! With more than $2.5 billion invested in our mission, we’ve made great progress against this disease. But as long as breast cancer continues to take the lives of our loved ones, there is more work to be done, and your support helps make it possible.
Want to make an impact in your community? Looking for help to make it happen? Passionately Pink makes it easy to host a fundraiser at work, in your community, at school, and even with friends and family!
To learn more about how to get involved with Passionately Pink at www.passionatelypink.org.
About the author
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 and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen 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 more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.