SPEED SISTERS TEAM TO HOST FUNDRAISER BENEFITING THE 2009 WASHINGTON, DC BREAST CANCER 3-DAY
Local Retailers, Designers and Organizations Support Efforts to Fight Breast Cancer
Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) - Krystal Speed of Bowie, MD and Kendra Speed of Charlotte, NC have organized a fundraiser at Howard University's School of Divinity on Sunday, September 27 to raise money for the Washington, DC Breast Cancer 3-Day. October 16-18, the Speed sisters will join thousands of other dedicated women and men for the Washington, DC Breast Cancer 3-Day to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. The three-day, 60-mile walk benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund requires months of physical and financial preparation, challenge and triumph. Participants commit to raising $2,300 in order to participate and follow a four to sixth month physical training program.
"My mother passed away in 2005 after a 10 year fight against breast cancer. I decided to participate in the Breast Cancer 3-Day because of my family history and health risks. I wanted to make a personal difference to help fight the disease," said Kendra Speed. "With Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust as beneficiaries of the Breast Cancer 3-Day, I know I'm accomplishing this by helping ensure funding is available for important research, education and community health programs. I hope to exceed the fundraising goal with our fundraiser."
Breast cancer will affect one in eight women in the U.S. and breast cancer knows no boundaries--be it age, gender, socio-economic status or, more broadly, the state of the economy. Metro Area residents like Speed recognize the need for continued support of charitable causes as both a broad effort and for personal reasons alike.
"Despite the state of the economy, the outpouring of support thus far has been phenomenal," said Krystal Speed. "It is very rewarding to know my commitment has brought so many people together in support of our bold efforts to raise funds to end breast cancer."
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Howard University School of Divinity, 1400 Shepherd Road NE Washington, DC 20017
Fashion for the Cure is not only a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer 3-Day, but is also a means of educating and empowering many through the arts. The fashion show highlights apparel from local retailers and designers, along with dramatic, vocal, and dance performances. By partnering with local businesses and organizations, Fashion for the Cure provides many ways for the community to contribute to a worthy cause. Tickets for the event are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. All proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer 3-Day event.
In addition to attending Fashion for the Cure, you can also help the Speed Girls reach their goal by making a donation online at http://www.the3day.org. Select "Donate" and search for their team Speed Girls to visit their donation page.
About the Breast Cancer 3-Day Series
Taking place in 15 cities nationwide, the Breast Cancer 3-Day® is a series of three-day, 60-mile walks that raise millions of dollars for breast cancer research, education, and community health programs. Breast Cancer 3-Day participants raise a minimum of $2,300 and walk an average of 20 miles a day, educating tens of thousands of people about breast health with every step. As the primary beneficiary of the Breast Cancer 3-Day, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® receives 85 percent of net proceeds, and the remaining 15 percent goes to the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. The Breast Cancer 3-Day is presented by Energizer. The national series sponsors are Bank of America and New Balance. Please visit www.The3Day.org or call 800.996.3DAY for more information.
The 2009 Breast Cancer 3-Day series includes events in Boston (July 24-26), Cleveland (July 31-August 2), Chicago (August 7-9), Michigan (August 14-16), Twin Cities (August 21-23), Denver (August 28-30), Seattle (September 11-13), San Francisco Bay Area (October 2-4), Washington, DC (October 9-11), Philadelphia (October 16-18), Atlanta (October 23-25), Tampa Bay (October 30-November 1), Dallas/Fort Worth (November 6-8), Arizona (November 13-15), San Diego (November 20-22).
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure
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 for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure 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® and the Breast Cancer 3-Day, the organization has invested more than $1.2 billion to fulfill its promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1.877 GO KOMEN.
About the National Philanthropic Trust (NPT)
National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) is a public charity dedicated to providing philanthropic expertise to donors, foundations, and financial institutions, enabling them to realize their philanthropic aspirations. Founded in 1996, NPT is among the 100 fastest growing charities and one of the top 35 grant makers in the United States with $660 million in assets under management. Since its inception, NPT has raised over $1.5 billion in charitable assets, and made over 32,000 grants to U.S. and international charities totaling $900 million. NPT is led by a national board of trustees and a team of professionals with more than 200 years of philanthropic experience. For more information, visit www.nptrust.org