Direct Energy Services Donates $100,000 to the Susan G. Komen National Treatment Assistance Fund
More than 3,500 Direct Energy Services employees demonstrated what it really means to get one step closer to a world without breast cancer when they participated in an employee program last October, walking and running more than 200,000 miles – all in the name of Susan G. Komen.
Employees wore pedometers throughout the month of October, logging the number of steps they took or miles they ran. For every mile, Direct Energy Services contributed $.50, and yesterday, Direct Energy Services Director of Retail Sales and Marketing Troy Latuff joined Komen President and CEO Dr. Judy Salerno, Komen Managing Director of Health and Program Education, Susan Brown, and breast cancer survivor Karen Murtha to show the impact every step can have in the fight against breast cancer, presenting Komen with a check for $100,000!
“I hope you know that with your donation today, you’re making it possible for Susan G. Komen to keep helping tens of thousands of people who turn to us for assistance during one of the toughest times in their lives,” said Dr. Salerno.
The funds will go to the Susan G. Komen National Treatment Assistance Fund which provides financial assistance for individuals undergoing breast cancer treatment. This Fund aims to reduce the financial and emotional stress that often comes with a breast cancer diagnosis, and helps pay for items such as medication, child care and medical equipment.
We’d like to give a big thank you to Direct Energy Services, its employees and everyone who helps make this important work possible!
Read more about the National Treatment Assistance Fund.
We caught up with Karen, Troy and Dr. Salerno after the event to discuss the remarkable donation and the impact these funds will have in the lives of individuals across the country:
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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.