The breakfast program featured keynote speaker Lauren Groves. Groves has been with Susan G. Komen for six years, first starting as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Florida Suncoast Affiliate in St. Petersburg, Florida and most recently as a Program Manager for the Community Health department within Komen Headquarters. Groves assisted with the development and implementation of Komen’s first online grant management system and now works with Affiliates to establish grant-making strategies and best practices.
About Susan G. Komen and the Greater Fort Worth Affiliate
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, has invested more than $1.9 billion in research and life-saving community programs since its inception in 1982, and is the only breast cancer organization with a comprehensive approach that touches research, advocacy and community support. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and generous contributions from partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has become the largest source in the world of non-profit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer.
The Greater Fort Worth Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is one of 123 national affiliates of the parent organization. Chartered in July of 1992 by Rozanne Rosenthal, in honor of her close friend and three-time breast-cancer-survivor Joan Katz, the Greater Fort Worth Affiliate uses 75 percent of all money raised to fund treatment and prevention projects for women in Tarrant, Parker, Johnson and Hood counties.
The first Komen Greater Fort Worth Race for the Cure was held in 1993 and had 1,800 participants. Today, the organization boasts more than 14,000 participants each year, and serves as the largest 5K Race in the county.
To date, Komen Greater Fort Worth has raised more than $17 million for breast cancer treatment, prevention and research. For more information on Komen Greater Fort Worth, visit www.komengreaterfw.org.