COTG's First Annual Breast Cancer Walk

Bolingbrook, Illinois – October, 29, 2012 – On the morning of October 11th, a cool fall day, supporters filled the walking trails of Remington Lakes Park in Bolingbrook, Illinois dressed in pink from head to toe – walking for a cure. Teams of employees came together to participate in COTG’s first annual Breast Cancer Walk, an event organized to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.

Teams were formed more than a month in advance in the effort to raise money from family, friends and other sponsors for the event. After five weeks of vigorous fundraising, the teams exceeded COTG’s set goal, raising a total of $4,348. All proceeds from the team fundraising were donated to the Chicagoland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen©.

For many of the walkers, this event was an important part of giving back to our local community and a good reminder of the lives that are changed as a result of COTG’s fundraising.

“Breast cancer is something that so many people’s lives have been effected by,” said Mona Saul, one of the event’s participants. “This is a cause that is not only important to our entire organization, but also the several people within our organization who have been impacted by this terrible disease.”

Of the money raised by COTG, seventy-five percent of the proceeds are dedicated to fighting breast cancer locally in the Chicagoland metropolitan area. The remaining twenty-five percent is contributed to the Komen Grants Program, which funds research and education programs.

The Chicagoland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure© was established in 1997 and is one of 122 local affiliate offices around the country. Komen Chicagoland Affiliate has awarded over $10 million towards the fight against breast cancer by funding grassroots breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects, as well as national research. Susan G. Komen’s promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

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