For Immediate Release
February 24, 2011
v. 404.892.2931 ext. 228
(BPRW) Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure Photo Essay
The Bahamas Race for the Cure® was an important event for the women of the Caribbean, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Circle of Promise - an initiative focused on empowering Black women across the African Diaspora with information and tools they need to take charge of their own health, and their national community partner The Links, Inc., a non-profit focused on ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. The goal was to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer programs in the Bahamas, where nearly 48% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are under the age of 50, and younger survivors tend to have more aggressive forms of breast cancer due to a the lack of preventative care and late detection.
Through the efforts of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Circle of Promise, The Links, Inc., and the support of over 1,200 Bahamian women, the Race was a success, serving as a celebration of life to honor breast cancer survivors and to remember those who lost the battle. For more information, visit http://www.komen.org/bahamas.
Quote from Susan G. Komen for the Cure® President, Elizabeth Thompson:
“The number of Bahamian women dying from breast cancer because of the lack of awareness and lack of access to care is unacceptable,” said Elizabeth Thompson, president of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. “The entire Komen family, alongside our partners, is working together to address these issues and save lives here in the Bahamas and around the world through our global outreach programs.”
Elizabeth Thompson, President, Susan G. Komen for the Cure (left), Grammy award-winning gospel duo, Mary Mary (middle) and Katrina McGhee, EVP, Chief Marketing Officer, Susan G. Komen for the Cure (right).
Breast cancer survivors and their supporters received pink roses to celebrate the conclusion of the Inaugural Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure.
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