Greeno CEO helps Organize First Pink Tie Guy Komen MA Event

Please join us for the “Pink Party” during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise funds and awareness for the Susan G. Komen Massachusetts chapter

 

West Springfield, MA — In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Fathers & Sons together with Max Catering and Events are hosting a fundraising event on Wednesday, October 15th from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the dealership located at 989 Memorial Avenue in West Springfield. The purpose of the “Pink Party” is to raise awareness of the mission of the Massachusetts affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and to raise funds to support the local fight against breast cancer. There is no cost for admission, but donations are greatly appreciated. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’ouevres provided by Max Catering and Events and meet the President of the Board of Directors for Komen Mass. Silent auction items include Patriots tickets with club-level seating and premium parking along with many other high-ticket offerings. Guests are encouraged to wear pink in support of those fighting breast cancer.

Sandy Cassanelli, CEO Greeno Supply, a two year survivor living with metastatic breast cancer has been helping to raise funds for Komen CT for the past 3 years.  Sandy said, "Since I own a company in MA, I thought it was important to add Komen MA to my fund raising efforts".  Sandy  will be taking the RSVPs to the Pink Part at Fathers and Sons at [email protected]. If you cannot attend but wish to donate to the cause, please visit www.komenmass.org.

The Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® (Komen Mass) is an organization that works with, and on behalf of, breast cancer survivors and those who support them in our local communities. The organization is dedicated to protecting the most vulnerable residents in Massachusetts from the impacts of breast cancer, particularly those who face barriers to care.

In 20 years, Komen Mass has evolved from a 5k race to a grassroots group of staff, volunteers, survivors, and supporters working to alleviate the effects of breast cancer in Massachusetts. In 1993, the first Race for the Cure® was held in Boston with 1,100 community members participating. In 2001, Komen Mass was established as its own non-profit entity. Komen Mass sponsors various fundraising events, including the Race for the Cure, and is a valuable resource for information and education programs on breast cancer health throughout our Commonwealth.

Massachusetts has the second highest incidence of breast cancer in the United States and this year, more than 5,000 Massachusetts residents will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of funds raised are invested back into Massachusetts communities through local grants that provide education, screening and treatment services. The remaining twenty-five percent is invested into lifesaving research.

To date, Komen Mass has invested over $68 million in Massachusetts-based organizations and an additional $26 million in research in the Commonwealth and has proudly contributed to every major breast cancer research breakthrough over the past 30 years.

 

In 1980, Susan G. Komen died of breast cancer at the age of 36. Before she died, her sister promised she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise launched the breast cancer movement that became Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Today, Komen is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. Komen has invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to fight against breast cancer in the world.