Blythe Masters top fundraiser for Komen Race for the Cure

2011 NYC Komen Race for the Cure

While the September 18 race is over, you can still donate to Komen for the Cure through October 31st. Blythe Masters was this years top fundraiser at $235,284.11, with JPMorgan Chase the top fundraising team at $455,654.69. You can make a donation on behalf of Blythe Masters by visiting her pledge page at the New York Komen for the Cure website and following the instructions.

When you make a donation of $250 or more, you become eligible for pledge prizes too – learn more about the $250 challenge here.

Thanks to all those who have already donated!  The race and fundraising efforts have been a tremendous success!  Thanks to your dedication, New York’s Komen for The Cure raised $5.4 million in 2010, allowing us to award $4.8 million in grants this year!

This year’s goal is $6 million.

We need to raise more money than ever so we can help support local organizations providing breast health educational outreach, screening coordination and support and treatment services to underserved residents of the metropolitan area — whose numbers have been rising in these economically difficult times. Money will also go to fund clinical research enrollment and national peer reviewed research.

Read more about supporting Komen for the Cure here.

Blythe Masters - Komen's for the Cure

Komen's for the Cure

Komen’s for the Cure

Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. That concern for others continued even as Susan neared the end of her fight. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and committed to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.

That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1.9 billion since inception in 1982. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®, and generous contributions from partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, Komen’s has become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

The Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Komen Greater NYC was founded in 1990 by friends of the late television journalist Benita Feurey — friends committed to keeping her memory alive by providing breast health education, screening, treatment, and other services to individuals in the five boroughs of New York City, on Long Island, and in Westchester and Rockland Counties. Since its inception, Komen Greater NYC has raised over $50 million. Seventy-five percent of net monies raised supports local breast health education, screening and treatment programs; twenty-five percent goes to national peer-reviewed research to find the cures.

In 2010, Komen Greater NYC awarded a record-breaking $4.3 million in grants. Over $2.8 million supported 37 community-based organizations that provide breast health programs to underserved women. Three area hospitals received a total of $242,493 to increase the capacity of local researchers to enroll women in breast cancer trials. $40,000 in grants were made available for local breast cancer conferences and education programs. Finally, Komen Greater NYC provided over $1.2 million for national peer-reviewed research programs.

Blythe Masters

Blythe Masters is Board Chair for Komen’s NYC.  She is currently the Head of Global Commodities of J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank, where she has worked since 1991. She is also a member of the JPMorgan Chase Executive Committee. Previously, Blythe was Chief Financial Officer and prior to that, Head of Global Credit Portfolio and Credit Policy and Strategy. She recently served as Chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). Blythe has spearheaded JPMorgan Chase’s strong intercompany efforts for the Komen New York City Race for the Cure and has herself been the top fundraiser for the Race every year since 2006.

Visit the national Komen for the Cure website.

Visit Komen’s Greater New York City affiliate website.

Blythe Masters JP Morgan Chase race team Komen for the Cure

JP Morgan Chase Komen for the Cure race team

September 18th at 9a.m. in Central Park is the 2011 Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure, an event to raise funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. JPMorgan Chase has organized a team to participate in the race; if you live in the New York area and wish to join, click herefor more information.

Blythe Masters has currently raised over $70,000 – far and away the top fundraiser thus far for the event. In addition to her efforts this year, Blythe has consistently been the top fundraiser since she became a part of the organization in 2003. Congratulations to Blythe for her continued support of this valuable cause. If you would like to make a donation on behalf of Blythe Masters to Komen for the Cure, click here.

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For more information on the Race for the Cure, click here or read below.

“Lace up your sneakers and register now because Sunday, September 18 is Race Day!

Thanks to your dedication, we raised $5.4 million last year and awarded $4.8 million in grants this year! To encourage you to raise even more, we are adding a major new feature to this year’s event: a fantastic new Pledge Prize Program with more levels, 10 or more prizes to choose from at each level, and greater opportunity to earn prizes.

Take our $250 Challenge – just raise $250 and you’ll be eligible to choose a reward that’s perfect for you. We have simple Fundraising Tips to help you as well as many letters you can email that will be available to you in your own Race Participant Center after you register. Remember, registering gets us to the start line, fundraising gets us to the cures!

We are bringing back the Survivor Race T-Shirt Fashion Show and the Survivor Parade, both inaugurated last year and big successes. Be sure to join us in the Bandshell after the Race for both.

We look forward to the return of all of our teams, individuals, Co-Survivors, and especially our Survivors, as well as seeing a lot of new faces. Just click on the appropriate button on the right and get started –register or donate, it’s never too soon to run breast cancer out of town!”

We’ll be featuring more information about Komen’s Race for the Cure as we lead up to this year’s event.

Please read Blythe Masters‘ personal message on the Susan G Komen for the Cure Greater New York City website. She is Board Chair and once again the Top Fundraiser thus far for 2011. The ‘Race for the Cure‘ is coming up on September 18 in Central Park – join now! Our next post will provide more details.

Read the excerpt below from Blythe’s message or the entire post here:

“I am deeply committed to this cause not only because my mother, thankfully, is a survivor but because breast cancer, unlike many other diseases, has a viable chance for a cure in our lifetimes and can be successfully treated if caught early. It is also a disease which disproportionately harms the underserved in our communities.

My roles at JPMorgan Chase and with Komen Greater New York City have given me a much deeper understanding of the disease, as well an enormous appreciation and respect for the survivors, for those who have cared for – and lost – loved ones to the disease, and for the activists and staff who work tirelessly to raise the level of understanding about breast cancer within our local communities. Breast cancer kills many because they lack access to preventive care and treatment. Providing help for today and hope for tomorrow is what Komen does best.”

Read the entire post here.

Komen for the Cure

07/25/2011

Blythe Masters Komen for the Cure

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Blythe Masters is Board Chair of Komen Greater NYC, the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Komen for the Cure is an organization that offers support and help to those of us touched by breast cancer.

“Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested over $1.5 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.”

“In 2010, Komen Greater NYC awarded a record-breaking $4.3 million in grants. Over $2.8 million supported 37 community-based organizations that provide breast health programs to underserved women. Three area hospitals received a total of $242,493 to increase the capacity of local researchers to enroll women in breast cancer trials. $40,000 in grants were made available for local breast cancer conferences and education programs. Finally, Komen Greater NYC provided over $1.2 million for national peer-reviewed research programs.”

On this page, Blythe writes about her commitment to Komen:  “I am deeply committed to this cause not only because my mother, thankfully, is a survivor but because breast cancer, unlike many other diseases, has a viable chance for a cure in our lifetimes and can be successfully treated if caught early. It is also a disease which disproportionately harms the underserved in our communities.”

Click here to Blythe Masters‘ entire entry as well as more about Komen for the Cure.