Panel: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

 The Race for the Cure is Susan G. Komen Florida’s most important fundraising event of the year. The event supports life-saving programs right here in our community as well as research that is helping to get closer than ever to finding a cure for all breast cancers. The 28th annual Race takes place Saturday, January 26th along Downtown West Palm Beach’s beautiful waterfront and features events and activities for all ages, including a Kids Zone! The race is right around the corner but it’s not too late to sign up!

Check out our panel where we discuss how much the race helps people right here in our community!

 

Panelist

Kate Watt

Susan G. Komen South Florida Executive Director

Kate, the Executive Director of Susan G. Komen South Florida,

leads a dynamic staff and volunteer leadership team committed to a bold goal of reducing breast cancer deaths.

She oversees the organization’s efforts to raise funds and invest grant dollars to better the lives of those living with, or at risk for breast cancer in our community through education and access to care.

Through events like the Komen South Florida Race for the Cure®, the Florida Affiliate has invested $15 million in community breast health programs across the state.

Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stays in Florida to provide education, screenings, treatment assistance, emergency financial aid, medical supplies and living expenses for underserved individuals.

The remaining income goes to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program to fund research.  

Dawn Failla

2019 Warrior In Pink and her mother, Rosalie

As a traffic manager for WRMF 97.9 FM in West Palm Beach,

Dawn keeps everything moving, despite the curve balls her job hands her—much like how she handled her breast cancer journey.

Her best advice to others?  Go with the flow.

Get through the day the best you can.  And always be true and kind to yourself without being weighed down by expectations.

For Dawn, being chosen as a Warrior means to spread hope, inspiration and to empower and encourage women that they’re not alone in this journey.

Her example was her “amazing” chemo nurse who gave her the strength and courage through the words of “girl power” and “c’mon – you CAN DO THIS!” whenever she felt overwhelmed.

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