Nation's Largest Private Funder of Breast Cancer Research, Community Outreach Programs Expands the 'Gift of Life'

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's Mother's Day Program

Supports the Fight Against Breast Cancer



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

    DALLAS, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
 Foundation today announced the expansion of its "Gift of Life" program to
 include a Mother's Day program to benefit breast cancer research and community
 outreach programs nationwide.  The Foundation's "Mother's Day Tribute Card"
 offers a unique way to show support for the fight against breast cancer and to
 honor those who are waging the fight of their lives against this disease.
 This year, 182,800 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,800 women
 will die of breast cancer, making it the leading cause of death among women
 age 40 to 59.
     This year, there is another way to give the "Gift of Life."  In return for
 a minimum $10 donation per card, the Komen Foundation offers the "Gift of Life
 Mother's Day Tribute Card," a specially designed Mother's Day card, that can
 be sent to loved ones.  Cards can be personalized and mailed from the
 Foundation by request or sent to the purchaser for personal signage and
 delivery.  What better way to send Mother's Day wishes and at the same time
 notify family members and friends that a generous donation has been made in
 their honor.
     "The 'Gift of Life' Program is a simple way to honor mothers, sisters,
 daughters and friends, and it brings us one step closer to finding a cure for
 breast cancer," said Susan Braun, president and chief executive officer of the
 Komen Foundation.  "Join us in our mission and show how the power of an
 individual transforms into the dynamic force of many."
     As part of the program, the Komen Foundation offers additional gift items
 such as its "Seeds of Hope," a hand-painted clay pot and thyme seed pack
 designed exclusively for the Foundation by artist Sandra Magasamen.  This
 package includes planting soil, a small gardening utensil and hand-painted
 gift card. "Seeds of Hope" is available for $10.
     Proceeds from the "Gift of Life" program support breast cancer research,
 education, screening and treatment programs.  As a pioneer in the funding of
 groundbreaking breast cancer research, the Foundation is often the only source
 of funding for the cutting-edge projects that may lead to landmark discoveries
 in the quest to find a cure for breast cancer.
     To purchase the "Gift of Life Mother's Day Tribute Card," "Seeds of Hope"
 or other gift items, visit the Komen Web site at
 http://www.breastcancerinfo.com.  Telephone ordering is also available by
 calling 800-889-3665.  For breast health or breast cancer concerns, call the
 Komen Foundation's Toll-Free Breast Care Helpline at 800-I'M-AWARE(R), or
 visit the Foundation's award-winning Web site at
 http://www.breastcancerinfo.com.
 
     The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1982 by
 Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died of
 breast cancer at the age of 36. Since its inception in 1982 to the end of its
 fiscal year 1999, the Komen Foundation and its Affiliate Network have raised
 $300 million to support breast cancer research, education, screening and
 treatment. The Foundation is an international organization with a network of
 more than 70,000 volunteers working through more than 100 U.S. and a growing
 number of international Affiliates and Komen Race for the Cure(R) events to
 eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. In addition to funding
 research, the Foundation and its Affiliates fund non-duplicative breast health
 education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects for the medically
 underserved in their communities.
 
 

SOURCE The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
    DALLAS, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
 Foundation today announced the expansion of its "Gift of Life" program to
 include a Mother's Day program to benefit breast cancer research and community
 outreach programs nationwide.  The Foundation's "Mother's Day Tribute Card"
 offers a unique way to show support for the fight against breast cancer and to
 honor those who are waging the fight of their lives against this disease.
 This year, 182,800 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,800 women
 will die of breast cancer, making it the leading cause of death among women
 age 40 to 59.
     This year, there is another way to give the "Gift of Life."  In return for
 a minimum $10 donation per card, the Komen Foundation offers the "Gift of Life
 Mother's Day Tribute Card," a specially designed Mother's Day card, that can
 be sent to loved ones.  Cards can be personalized and mailed from the
 Foundation by request or sent to the purchaser for personal signage and
 delivery.  What better way to send Mother's Day wishes and at the same time
 notify family members and friends that a generous donation has been made in
 their honor.
     "The 'Gift of Life' Program is a simple way to honor mothers, sisters,
 daughters and friends, and it brings us one step closer to finding a cure for
 breast cancer," said Susan Braun, president and chief executive officer of the
 Komen Foundation.  "Join us in our mission and show how the power of an
 individual transforms into the dynamic force of many."
     As part of the program, the Komen Foundation offers additional gift items
 such as its "Seeds of Hope," a hand-painted clay pot and thyme seed pack
 designed exclusively for the Foundation by artist Sandra Magasamen.  This
 package includes planting soil, a small gardening utensil and hand-painted
 gift card. "Seeds of Hope" is available for $10.
     Proceeds from the "Gift of Life" program support breast cancer research,
 education, screening and treatment programs.  As a pioneer in the funding of
 groundbreaking breast cancer research, the Foundation is often the only source
 of funding for the cutting-edge projects that may lead to landmark discoveries
 in the quest to find a cure for breast cancer.
     To purchase the "Gift of Life Mother's Day Tribute Card," "Seeds of Hope"
 or other gift items, visit the Komen Web site at
 http://www.breastcancerinfo.com.  Telephone ordering is also available by
 calling 800-889-3665.  For breast health or breast cancer concerns, call the
 Komen Foundation's Toll-Free Breast Care Helpline at 800-I'M-AWARE(R), or
 visit the Foundation's award-winning Web site at
 http://www.breastcancerinfo.com.
 
     The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1982 by
 Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died of
 breast cancer at the age of 36. Since its inception in 1982 to the end of its
 fiscal year 1999, the Komen Foundation and its Affiliate Network have raised
 $300 million to support breast cancer research, education, screening and
 treatment. The Foundation is an international organization with a network of
 more than 70,000 volunteers working through more than 100 U.S. and a growing
 number of international Affiliates and Komen Race for the Cure(R) events to
 eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. In addition to funding
 research, the Foundation and its Affiliates fund non-duplicative breast health
 education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects for the medically
 underserved in their communities.
 
 SOURCE  The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation