#PippaGoesPink: Why Pippa Mann Chooses to Partner with Susan G. Komen
British IndyCar driver Pippa Mann is visiting a Komen-funded researcher at the University of Cincinnati today as part of her support of Susan G. Komen. From Opening Day at IMS through until Race Day, Mann’s car, helmet, firesuit and more will be turned pink, in an effort to raise awareness of breast cancer. In addition, for every lap of the speedway that Mann’s Indycar completes throughout the month of May, fans and supporters will have the opportunity to make a donation via www.racewithpippa.com, from which 100% of the donations will go directly to Komen. In this blog, she explains the roots of her involvement in breast cancer, which led to #PippaGoesPink at the Indianapolis 500 this weekend.
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.