Blythe Masters at Pink Soiree

Blythe Masters, far left, at Pink Soiree

Blythe Masters was recognized at the 2010 Pink Soirée fundraiser with the Pink Ribbon Individual Award for her extensive efforts fundraising on behalf of Komen for the Cure, while JPMorgan Chase received the Pink Ribbon Corporate Award.

“Blythe Masters has been an integral part of our board and our top individual Race fundraiser for five years,” said Komen Greater NYC CEO Dara Richardson-Heron, MD. “JPMorgan Chase has been a staunch supporter of our events since 1994, and its Race team has been #1 in fundraising for five years.”

She also spoke about Komen Greater NYC’s grant program and how it was helping to underwrite breast education, screening, treatment and support services for underserved women in the New York metropolitan area — a group whose numbers has increased due to the consequences of the economic crisis: layoffs and loss of health insurance.

“On behalf of the entire JPMorgan Chase organization, we are both humbled and honored to be recognized and to have had the great pleasure of partnering with Komen Greater NYC for the past 16 years,” said Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO. “I’m particularly proud of the hundreds of JPMorgan Chase employees who have supported Komen Greater NYC and its Race for the Cure, and would like to give a special thank you to Blythe Masters for championing this important work.”

Dimon further thanked Masters for her efforts, noting that “her leadership, enthusiasm and dedication have inspired many colleagues and friends to participate in this important cause. ”Like anything that Blythe takes on, her commitment is 100%,” he stated.

“Like everything that Komen Greater NYC does, the Pink Soiree event served as a beacon of help for today, and hope for tomorrow, “said Masters. “It was both inspiring and a lot of fun to attend. I am privileged to lead the board for such an important and involved group, and I am very moved by Komen Greater NYC’s on-going dedication to the community.”

Read the full Blythe Masters Pink Soiree fundraiser article here.

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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.

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Visit Komen’s Greater New York City affiliate website.

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.