If you have a sister, you know the bond you share with one another is unbreakable. You would do anything for your sister, and she would do anything for you. Nancy Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen, had the privilege of experiencing this sisterly bond. “Growing up, Suzy and I were just about as close as two sisters can get. Suzy was the perfect older sister,” says Nancy.
In 1980, Nancy made a promise to her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, this promise led to her founding Susan G. Komen and a worldwide movement ensued. To date, we’ve invested more than $2.6 billion in innovative research, community health outreach and breast health education programs in more than 30 countries. And we’re teaming up with a special theme park for a third year to mobilize the Orange County community in taking part of this powerful promise.
From now until March 18, Susan G. Komen Orange County and Knott’s Berry Farm are joining forces to honor this important promise made between two sisters. New this year, Knott’s is spotlighting the unique bond shared between two sisters with a special “For the Cure” display featuring sisters who have endured the unimaginable: a breast cancer diagnosis. Knott’s also will be offering a special “Pink Ticket” and limited edition “pink” t-shirt to raise vital funds for breast cancer awareness, services and research. We are so lucky to have community partners like Knott’s who help fight breast cancer in Orange County and look forward to a great start to our 25th Anniversary as an affiliate. For more information and to get involved, visit: knotts.com/promise.