The 2021 Komen New Jersey MORE THAN PINK Walk is only weeks away on Sunday, October 3! As we lead up to the event, join us for a fun-packed Power of ONE Week starting on Sunday, September 26, 2021. Let’s see the impact ONE week can make in our mission to end breast cancer!
We know you have what it takes to be BIG!
BigWig [ˈbig-wig] (noun): an important person, usually in a particular sphere; synonym: VIP · (very) important person
Komen BigWig (noun): a very important person on a mission to end breast cancer forever by raising awareness and funds in their community; willing to have fun while wearing a ridiculous pink wig.
Join us for a virtual Lunch & Learn Info Session 9/16 — 12:00 p.m.
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Saving lives from breast cancer is a BIG task. And considering breast cancer made up 28.7 percent of all new…
Mark your Calendar! Join the Susan G. Komen New Jersey on Saturday, September 25th from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM for a Kickoff party and walk t-shirt pick up partnered with the Ray Catena Auto Group! Komen NJ will be taking over the Ray Catena Audi dealership in Freehold as well as the Ray Catena Mercedes-Benz of Edison to distribute walk t-shirts, hand out swag, raffle off items, and get everyone pumped up for the MORE THAN PINK Walk on Sunday, October 3rd. To keep the party going, New Jersey 101.5 will be providing entertainment at both locations!
The Ray Catena Auto…
Caring for the New Jersey community and beyond, Abbvie Thinks Pink is sponsoring the 2021 Susan G. Komen New Jersey MORE THAN PINK Walk as the CARE Pillar Sponsor.
Due to their tremendous support over the years, Allergan Aesthetics/Abbvie Thinks Pink has raised over $20,000 through its team fundraising and employee matching gifts programs.
Abbvie develops, manufactures, and markets a portfolio of leading aesthetics brands and products that help the breast cancer community. …
A letter from your team captain and metastatic breast cancer thriver, Melissa Surdez.
Dear J&J team,
Well here we are Summer 2021 has arrived and if you are anything like me you are feeling the light at the end of a long and very dark tunnel and it feels so so good!
What a year 2020 was. Scary, Unknown, full of fear, disappointment, and without one of most important elements of really feeling alive human connection. Now, if you have been to the Komen event and visited our JNJ tent.. you know.. human connection is EVERYTHING to me. And…
Thank you Danniella Donahugh, the official Pittsburgh Mermaid and Komen Greater PA’s mascot, for spending the day meeting your many fans at the Christmas in July Community Corner event celebrated at the “Christmas in July” the Mall at Robinson on July 29th. Judging by the kids (and grown up) faces and reactions the mermaid did not disappoint! Our mermaid is a professional actress by trade, but she is also Survivor and Thriver in treatment! Thank you Danniella for using your talent and energy to raise funds and awareness about early detection. Don't forget to do what the mermaid says !! #protectyourseashells
Visit Christmas in July Tree Land located in the lower level Macy’s wing across from Chocolate Boutique at The Mall at Robinson and vote for the Susan G. Komen tree! We are participating in a contest with ten other charities — come out and show your support! Drop your vote for ‘Susan G. Komen’ in the voting box in the front of the store.
On July 29th you will also have the opportunity to make a donation and meet the Pittsburgh Mermaid! You can plan to ‘Meet the Mermaid’ by the Starbucks in Center Court from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and again from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Picture it: New Year’s Eve 2015. You’re 36, single, debating which pair of jeans and heels to wear out that night with your friends, a cold bottle of sparkling wine is ready to go and your phone rings. It’s the doctor. Turns out that rash you were worried about isn’t a rash. It’s cancer and you need to come in to meet with on oncologist right away, that evening in fact, because it’s already at least stage 3 and most likely stage 4. Somehow, you manage to walk out of the house and drive to the hospital where you meet…
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Where are you from originally? Where do you live now?
I grew up in Syracuse, NY but moved to Pittsburgh in 1987 as my dad moved our family here to open the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. I graduated from Mt. Lebanon high School and attended WVU studying Mass Communications (TV) and Media. I Spent over 15 years as a hospitality sales executive in mostly hotels here in the Burgh. Meeting my husband in 2013, who was ill with Hepatitis C (now cured!), caused me to pause and I decided to move my career efforts to the nonprofit…