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.

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.