Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth announced today that the 5th annual “Delivering on the Promise” Survivor Luncheon, featuring guest speaker Suzie Humphreys, will be held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel.
“The Survivor Luncheon is a time to honor breast cancer survivors and their battle,” said Craig Schaefer, executive director of the Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth Affiliate. “We will also take this opportunity to recognize those individuals and companies that have gone above and beyond in their service and commitment to support the Komen mission.”
At the event, Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth will present awards to deserving volunteers and members of the medical community for their constant commitment to Komen. Kroger will be recognized as the 2013 Outstanding Sponsor, and longtime volunteer Tami Moore will receive the 2013 Affiliate Award for her dedication to the Race for the Cure. Bonnie Soyster will receive the 2013 Top Survivor Fundraiser Award, while Drs. Jane Bussey, Anita Chow, and Robyn Young will be recognized with Community Promise Awards.
“These doctors, have over the years, dedicated countless hours to their patients and served on panels and boards to educate and promote breast health awareness,” said Katherine Stevens, survivor luncheon committee member. “This award is a recognition of their commitment, care and dedication to literally ‘Delivering on the Promise,’ to eradicating breast cancer in our lifetime.”
Dr. Robyn Young has more than a decade of experience with breast cancer treatment and now focuses her practice entirely on breast cancer treatment. Dr. Anita Chow is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a fellow of the Society of Surgical Oncology and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. She currently limits her practice to the treatment of malignant and benign breast diseases. Dr. Jane Bussey has more than 30 years of experience managing breast cancer and breast disease. She maintains a vested interest in the multidisciplinary management of breast cancer to provide quality care to all patients.
Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in numerous activities prior to the lunch including a silent auction and a Expo featuring grantees of the Komen Foundation as well as, Haltom’s Jewelers featuring Pandora, TCU Frogs for the Cure and Ridgmar Mall’s Clinique to give beauty tips and find everyone’s perfect shade of pink. Open seating will begin at 11 a.m. with the lunch and program beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The event is open to the public, and individuals can register online at www.komengreaterfortworth.org through Thursday, September 5th at 4:00 p.m. The event is $10 for survivors, and $50 for guests and all other attendees. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth Affiliate.
About Suzie Humphreys
Keynote speaker, Suzie Humphreys has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years, including being in television talk shows, radio shows, commercials, musical comedy and motion pictures. With her varied background, Humphreys has lived her life with a passion for learning not only how to be better, but to see things differently. In addition to receiving one of the longest standing ovations on record form the National Speakers Association and being a member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame, Humphreys herself is a breast cancer survivor.
About Susan G. Komen and the Greater Fort Worth Affiliate
Susan G. Komen, 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 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 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 10,000 participants each year, and serves as the largest 5K Race in the county. To date, Komen Greater Fort Worth has raised more than $21 million for breast cancer treatment, prevention and research. For more information on Komen Greater Fort Worth, please visit www.komengreaterfw.org.