Representatives from Susan G. Komen for the Cure Puget Sound affiliate were presented with a check for $65,585.17 earlier this week. The presentation was held at Ballard Fred Meyer store, with the funds raised from the annual “Giving Hope A Hand” campaign, supported by Fred Meyer vendors.
The charity was founded by Nancy G. Brinker in memory of her sister Susan G. Komen who lost her fight with breast cancer in 1980. The Puget Sound affiliate of the organization was founded by CJ Taylor and a group of community volunteers in 1992.
“Cancer is a subject that hits home with both our customers and employees. We are delighted to make this donation on behalf of our customers, employees and vendor partners to Komen for the Cure,” said Amanda Ip, spokesperson for Fred Meyer Stores.
Jamie Newbold, corporate relations manager for Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, attended the presentation event. “We extend our heartfelt thanks to the customers and associates of Fred Meyer for this generous donation to the Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Fred Meyer has been a longtime partner in the fight against breast cancer and we are incredibly grateful for their partnership in the community” she said.
Newbold confirmed that seventy-five percent of the net funds will go to serve women and their families who are battling cancer right here in the Puget Sound region. The remaining twenty-five percent will go towards ground breaking research to find a cure for the disease.
There are many ways in which community members can get involved to assist the mission of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Puget Sound. Click here to see what you can do to help the fight against breast cancer in our region.
Photo courtesy of Corey Perkins – HR Fred Meyer.