FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tara Schessler Central WI Affiliate PR/Communications Chair Susan G. Komen 715-573-4665 firstname.lastname@example.org
CENTRAL WISCONSIN SUSAN G. KOMEN 2014 RACE FOR THE CURE TEAM WEEK STARTS JULY 16TH
Team captains are eligible for prizes during team week July 16th – July 21st.
WAUSAU, WI – July 11, 2014 – The 5th Annual Central Wisconsin Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is just weeks away and it’s time to talk teams. The Komen Central Wisconsin Race Committee members have accumulated some fantastic prizes for TEAM WEEK this year and are excited to get started.
Team captains must form their team using the race registration Web site by Wednesday, July 16th. Each captain will receive daily e-mails informing them of their team member building and fundraising challenge. The captains who meet the challenge will win prizes from local small businesses. Captains may also follow Komen Central Wisconsin on Facebook and Twitter to get their daily challenge. Two large prizes will be given away to the captains who raise the most funds and/or add the most team members during TEAM WEEK.
The Komen Central Wisconsin Affiliate is part of the 125-Affiliate network of Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting to end breast cancer forever. The Affiliates are the face and voice of Komen’s global breast cancer movement in communities around the world. Through local events and activities, the Komen Central Wisconsin Affiliate mobilizes and educates thousands of community members while raising funds to support community-based breast cancer programs.
Annually, up to 75% of the Affiliate’s net income funds grants to local not-for-profit community organizations that provide breast health education, breast cancer screening treatment, and support programs for medically underserved and uninsured women. The remaining net income (a minimum of 25%) supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards, and educational and scientific programs around the world.
About Susan G. Komen
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. The Central Wisconsin Affiliate of Komen is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community, joining more than 1 million breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer.