2021 Giving Recap — THANK YOU for Making an Impact!

With 2021 coming to an end — we want to say THANK YOU! THANK YOU for committing your time and energy to planning your phenomenal fundraisers and THANK YOU for supporting Susan G. Komen’s mission. We appreciate all of your hard work and determination in helping to end breast cancer. The funds raised by each and everyone of you could be used to fund our Helpline, Treatment Assistance Program, Advocacy efforts and, of course, Research.

We would not be able to do this without YOU. Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We look forward to an impactful 2022!

Here are a few of the wonderful fundraising events that were held in communities across New Jersey and Pennsylvania!

Lax For The Cure began in 2007 after three mothers of STEPS Lacrosse, LLC Club were diagnosed with breast cancer. Each year they host a summer and fall tournament with girls from around the country fundraising for a cure! This year they were able to raise $360,000 bringing their lifetime total to $3,700,000!! Amazing work girls!

Chelsea Beecher, Development Director — New Jersey & Pennsylvania, poses with a check for $100,000 during the Fall Lax For The Cure Tournament
Players pose during the Summer Lax For The Cure Tournament

Pink Ribbons of Central Jersey host multiple events throughout the year including a breakfast at Applebees in Manalapan and an annual walk in their neighborhood of Marlboro, NJ.

Helene Cohen of Pink Ribbons of Central Jersey poses with NJ, PA, WV, & DE Executive Director, Suzanne Corson

Save A Pair for Breast Cancer Awareness is a shotgunning tournament hosted by the Pennsylvania State Shotgunning Association (PSSA). This year they were able to raise $34,100!! This tournament has been running for eight years and has raised a total of $259,568. They are already planning for their 2022 event!

Molly Sweet, Development Manager — Western PA, receives a $34,100 check from the Save A Pair committee!

Pink Ribbon Softball, Inc. held its 16th Annual Pink Tournament this September! The Pink Tournament is a youth fastpitch charity softball tournament for girls in 8U to 18U categories. Between their tournament and PINK Party this year they were able to raise $52,000!! They have now raised $1 million towards breast cancer awareness!

Chelsea Beecher, Development Director — New Jersey & Pennsylvania, throws out the first pitch at the Pink Tournament
Gina Vinch, Development Manager — New Jersey, receives a $52,000 check from the Pink Ribbon Softball, Inc. committee

Raising $50,000, design firm, Gensler, of Morristown, NJ held their 11th Golf for the Cure this year, an 18-hole scramble that incorporates closest to the pin and longest drive contests followed by a themed Pink! Party.

The Gensler Golf for the Cure is an outing dedicated to breast cancer awareness and fundraising

Demountable Concepts and MyGlassTruck.com raised approximately $15,000 in their “Nice Rack” campaign — for every glass rack sold MyGlassTruck.com donated to Susan G. Komen — New Jersey! This campaign has been running since September 2011!

The Norristown PA Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office held their 2021 Pink Badge Fundraiser spearheaded by Lt. Joanne Lawlor. During this campaign deputies and command staff ‘rented’ pink badges while office staff ‘rented’ a pink stapler to raise funds! They were able to raise $1,185 through this event.

Ashley Ralligh, Development Manager — Eastern PA, receives a $1, 185.00 check from the Pink Badge Fundraiser!

PBA Local 158 made a generous donation of $2,000 on top of wrapping their police cruiser in pink for the month of October. Police Officer Jim Kavanagh said he approached police Chief Robert M. Lokerson with the idea because both his wife and bother are breast cancer survivors, and they wanted to give back.

Point Pleasant Borough Police Department in NJ decked out their SUV cruiser in bright pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Murph’s Hideaway, located in Pocono Lake, PA, turned their Fireplace Pink and raised $2,855 doing so! They sold $1,855.00 worth of individual ribbons throughout October in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Murph’s Hideaway owners kindly matched the first $1,000 in donations! Their beautiful fireplace looks great pink!

Murph’s Hideaway staff poses in front of their pink fireplace

Onvo, a family-owned business with multiple locations throughout Pennsylvania and New York, raised $9,424.00 across their stores though their pink ribbon fundraiser during October for breast cancer awareness month!

Priority Payment Systems Local in Red Bank, NJ raised $2,726 during the month of October by making donations for every new client signed and every like received on their social media throughout the month of October!

Chelsea Beecher, Development Director — New Jersey & Pennsylvania, poses with a check for $2,726.00 given by Priority Payment Systems Local

WBC Industries in Clark, NJ raised $4,344.16 during the month of October by donating portions of proceeds from every pink product sold!

Chelsea Beecher, Development Director — New Jersey & Pennsylvania, poses with a check for $4,344.16 given by WBC Industries

For the month of October, 545 Wyckoff Torpedoes players donned bright pink and white striped jerseys on game day in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. “In the past, the players wore pink socks in and they loved it, so this year we decided to make an even bigger statement of support and add a special pink jersey,” explained Brian Weis, president of the Torpedoes Soccer Club. For each jersey sold, the club donated $5 to Susan G. Komen for a total donation of $2,725.

Members of the Wyckoff Torpedoes Soccer Club pose in their pink and white uniform jerseys with Chelsea Beecher, Development Director Susan G. Komen, New Jersey & Pennsylvania (far right).

The Linden Public School District organized a “wear pink” day that raised $500, and decorated each school with ribbons.

Our 2021 Pennsylvania MORE THAN PINK WALK was held virtually this year raising over $350,000!! Congratulations again to all of our top fundraisers! Thank you to all who participated and supported!

We are excited to be in-person for May 8, 2022 at Parx Casino outside of Philadelphia, PA and Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, PA!

Walkers participate in the Walk Where You Are — 2021 Greater Pennsylvania MORE THAN PINK WALK

We joined together in person for the 2021 NJ MORE THAN PINK Walk at Six Flags Great Adventure on Sunday, October 3rd. Together we raised over $680,000! Thank you to all who attended, and congratulations to the top fundraisers!

Save the date for our 2022 MORE THAN PINK Walk on Sunday, October 2nd at Six Flags Great Adventure!

Walkers at the 2021 NJ MORE THAN PINK Walk at Six Flags Great Adventure

150 golfers came together in June and October and raised $387,000 at the 22nd Annual Golf for the Cure sponsored by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. Since its debut in 2000, Golf for the Cure has raised $3 million! We are looking forward to another successful event in October 2022 at the 23rd Annual outing.

Golfers getting ready to tee off at the 22nd Annual Golf for the Cure

Five BigWigs Teams came together to kick off the Inaugural BigWigs campaign in Western Pennsylvania during the month of October. Events kicked off on October 1st at a Pittsburgh Pirates game and ran through the month of October. Together, these teams raised $30, 476.35! On November 4th, BigWigs and guest gathered together at Wyndham Grand to celebrate their accomplishments and to recognize Michele Belice who was crowned the “Biggest Wig” after raising $18,000!

Five BigWigs Teams and Honorary BigWigs Gina Steiner are recognized at the Closing Ceremony

Gina Steiner is currently battling breast cancer — in honor of her birthday and Breast Cancer awareness month — she hosted a pinked-out Pittsburgh Steelers tailgate party to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer! She was able to raise $4,000.00!!

Various photos from Gina Steiner’s Pittsburgh Steeler’s tailgate party!

THANK YOU ALL FOR AN AMAZING YEAR on our way to a world without breast cancer!

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