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Orange and L.A. County Susan G. Komen for the Cure Affiliates Win Promise Award for African American Breast Health Initiative

Nearly 1,000 volunteers, survivors and representatives from various Komen Affiliates, including ours, came together March 1-3 for the 2012 Susan G. Komen for the Cure Leadership Conference. The event in Fort Worth, Texas, recognized the efforts of Affiliates, individuals and grantees who work hard to advocate Komen’s mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer.

This year, the Orange County and Los Angeles Komen Affiliates had the honor of receiving the national Promise Award for a combined initiative focused on decreasing breast cancer mortality among African American women in the Greater Long Beach Area. The effort, which kicked-off with an event titled  “Bury the Silence: Raise Your Voice” in October 2011, aims to engage the community in gaining knowledge of the disease through culturally appropriate materials, training breast health ambassadors at local African American churches and increasing access to mobile mammography for uninsured women.

If you are interested in getting involved to decrease health care disparities through community organizing and access to care, please contact Erin at our offices: (714)957-9157 x 25.

Drive for the Cure March 24

Fletcher Jones Motorcars, located in Newport Beach, is joining the Susan G. Komen Orange County in the battle against breast cancer by hosting the first-ever Drive for the Cure on Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

During the event, Mercedes-Benz owners will receive a complimentary 32-point visual inspection and a detailed report of the vehicle’s condition.  Attendees will receive a $30 Fletcher Jones gift card for every $20 donation to the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Food will be provided by the Anaheim White House, Mercedes-Benz vehicles and Ducati motorcycles will be on display, and there will be complimentary gifts, balloon artists as well as a craft table for kids.

Please RSVP by Monday, March 19, by calling (949) 718-3200. For more information, please visit http://www.fjmercedes.com/susan-g-komen-foundation-service-clinic.htm.

Thank you, Fletcher Jones Motorcars, for your support!