Royal Park Bridge in Palm Beach Florida Lit Pink
The first official “pink lighting” of the year occurred this evening (Friday, Jan. 13), when Komen founder and CEO Ambassador Nancy Brinker joined the mayors of Palm Beach and West Palm Beach to light the Royal Park Bridge linking the two communities. “We light this bridge to celebrate 30 years of working together to change the world,” Brinker said. “Together, we are committed to leaving a legacy of a world without breast cancer, one of the brightest lights the world will ever see.” The lighting is a prelude to Saturday’s Perfect Pink Party in Palm Beach, which raises funds and awareness for Komen’s global breast cancer research program and local community health and patient support programs in the region. Komen’s South Florida Affiliate, based in Palm Beach, has provided $16 million in funding for education, screening, outreach and treatment programs for medically under-served women in the region since it was founded in 1991.
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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.