About the Beneficiaries
Susan G. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died of breast cancer at age 36. Nancy promised her sister, Suzy, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Founded in 1996, the Charlotte affiliate is one of 122 across the nation, with three international affiliates in Italy, Germany and Puerto Rico. Komen Charlotte focuses on breast health education, screenings, diagnostic services, and treatment support for uninsured and underinsured people in a 13-county service area. In York County, S.C., Komen Charlotte supports BEST CHANCE NETWORK that provides screenings and diagnostic services to low-income individuals, including the Catawba Indian Nation Reservation.
Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute is working to define the future of cancer care – where innovations in research and treatment are brought closer to home for patients to improve outcomes and quality of life. Levine Cancer Institute is changing the course of cancer care by removing barriers that separate patients from world-class research and treatment. A commitment to innovative therapies and dedicated service is a hallmark of the Breast Cancer Program at the Levine Cancer Institute. Specifically, event proceeds will support the future expansion of Project Pink into York County, S.C. This program offers free mammography screenings at accessible locations, including annual screening mammogram; if recommended, a diagnostic follow-up exam; and if recommended, biopsy. Uninsured women, ages 35+, are encouraged to participate in this free screening.