Charity Spotlight: Susan G. Komen Greater NYC

Oz Moving Truck Supporting Susan G. Komen

 

Ever noticed the pink ribbons on some of our moving trucks? They’re not just for decoration: Oz Moving & Storage is a proud partner of Susan G. Komen Greater NYC, our city’s local chapter of the most prominent foundation dedicated to fighting breast cancer in the world. If you visited Central Park on Saturday, September 10th, you might have thought that Komen Greater NYC’s goal was just to turn the whole town pink. But at the 16th annual Race for the Cure, the goal was much bigger than that.

 

THE ORGANIZATION

Susan G. Komen Greater NYC is on a mission: No one should die from breast cancer. There are two ways Komen fights breast cancer: national research, and local grants. Komen funds science to find the cures, and donates grants to community-based programs providing critical breast cancer services for medically underserved women in our communities. Those grants make everything from delivering food to women in treatment, to funding transportation to chemo, to providing low-cost mammograms to women at risk, possible.

 

Susan G. Komen 5k Run/Walk for a Cure

 

THE EVENT

The 5K run/walk for the cure is just the beginning. Teams and individuals begin fundraising towards raising money for their 3.1 mile run very early on, and continue through October 31. Since Komen’s first NYC run in 1991 with 2500 women participating, nearly  400,000 people have joined the cause, racing for the cure to raise money and to help create more survivors. New Yorkers have raised $80 million to fund local programs to help thousands of women and their families, and fund national research to find the cure.

 

Oz Moving Employees Supporting Susan G. Komen

 

HOW OZ HELPS THE CAUSE

Oz provides pro bono moving services for two of Komen’s biggest events throughout the year: the Race (for the Cure), and their Impact Awards luncheon. By absorbing the moving costs for Komen Greater NYC, Oz is making sure more money is devoted to Komen Greater NYC’s mission. In addition, Oz promotes Komen Greater NYC on several of our moving trucks with a visual advertisement, exposing Komen to thousands of New Yorkers on the street every single day. Together, Oz & Komen are dedicated to creating more survivors.

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

We’ll let Komen say it in their own words:


“There are many ways to get involved with Komen Greater NYC. This October, get involved in one of our Breast Cancer Awareness Month events or join us at our breast cancer symposium, Truth & Dare. If you can't make it out to an event but still want to be part of the fight against breast cancer, you can always donate online here.”

 


 

Make sure to like & follow Komen Greater NYC on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

 

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