Introducing Komen Central & Eastern Virginia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: KRISTIN HARRIS
PHONE: (804) 320-1772
SUSAN G. KOMEN® CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND TIDEWATER TO JOIN FORCES IN THE
FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER
Same mission. Same services. New name!
June 13, 2019 – The Susan G. Komen® Central Virginia and Tidewater Affiliates have joined forces to strengthen operations and increase our impact. The newly combined organization – Susan G. Komen® Central & Eastern Virginia – will maintain offices in Richmond and Norfolk and will provide services to over 80 cities and counties in central and eastern Virginia. Kristin Harris, former Executive Director of Komen Central Virginia will serve as the Executive Director of Komen Central & Eastern Virginia. While the name has changed, the services offered and annual events hosted by each former affiliate remain the same.
“Combining our resources in a collaborative, strategic way will help us increase revenue and make a more significant impact on breast cancer and breast health in our current service areas,” said Kristin. “Aligned with Komen’s ‘Bold Goal’ to reduce current breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026, the new organization will continue the Affiliates’ focus to fund community grants that remove financial barriers to screening and diagnostic services and meet identified gaps in breast health care.”
“While our Affiliates have worked closely in the past, we are thrilled to now officially unite to better serve those throughout central and eastern Virginia,” added Kristin.
The annual MORE THAN PINK Walk™ (formerly the Race for the Cure®) events will remain in each former affiliate location, including Virginia Beach and Richmond. Komen Central & Eastern Virginia will continue to offer valuable programs and resources, such as our community grants, research funding, and educational efforts.
“Realigning Central Virginia with Tidewater makes good business sense. As the Central & Eastern Virginia Affiliate, we will be able to leverage our combined talent and resources to continue working to save lives and end breast cancer forever,” remarked Kristin. “Joining forces will strengthen our efforts, increase our impact, and allow us to continue our mission on a larger scale.”
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $988 million in research and provided more than $2.2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 60 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. That promise has become Komen’s promise to all people facing breast cancer. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.
About Susan G. Komen® Central & Eastern Virginia
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Central & Eastern Virginia is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Komen Central & Eastern Virginia has invested $11.7 million in community breast health programs in 80 cities and counties in central and eastern Virginia and has helped contribute to the more than $988 million invested globally in research. For more information, call (804) 320-1772 or visit komenceva.org.