Chief Danny Kimble
Dear Chief Kimble:
On behalf of the Baton Rouge affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, I'd like to thank you and the Zachary Fire Department for conducting the Pink Helmet fundraiser during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Your donation of $2,033.87 from funds raised in the community will be put to great use as we work to empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.
Thank you for encouraging businesses to showcase their helmet as a sign of their support of Komen and women, but also as a breast health reminder for the community to take action against breast cancer.
I live in Zachary and have seen several pink hats proudly displayed throughout our city. I applaud all of you for being Komen advocates and encouraging women to get screened and support the Komen Baton Rouge Affiliate.
Since 1982, we have been fighting the battle against breast cancer on many fronts. Thanks to the generosity of people in the greater Baton Rouge area, we have funded $2.8 million in local efforts to increase awareness of breast cancer, celebrate survivorship and provide screening for low-income and uninsured women. Your gift will help us continue all of these vital efforts.
As the global leader in the fight against breast cancer, Komen Baton Rouge Affiliate is proud to call the Zachary Fire Department and community of Zachary our partner in arms. Please continue to support our mission...together we can win this fight.
Together we can create a world without breast cancer!
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Baton Rouge
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Komen Baton Rouge Affiliate
Susan G. Komen for the Cure has transformed how the world talks about and treats breast cancer. Komen has helped to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. And in laboratories around the world, Komen is funding more breast cancer research than any other non profit--seeking ways to prevent, treat and cure the second leading cancer killer of women.
Over our 30 year history Komen has:
• Invested almost $2 billion in research and lifesaving community programs
• Funded 700,000 screenings for low-income and uninsured women last year.
• Invested $103 million into 2,000 local community programs to bring real help to women and their families battling breast cancer in towns and cities across the nation.
Since 1995, the Komen Baton Rouge Affiliate has granted $2.8 million in education, screening and treatment programs across our 10-parish service area. In addition, we have contributed almost $700,000 in research funding.