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Susan G. Komen affiliate hosts grand opening of new office

 

Last updated 5/24/2018 at 10:22am



RIVERSIDE – Susan G. Komen Inland Empire, the region’s leading funding source for breast cancer detection, support and education awareness, hosted a grand opening of its new Riverside office Thursday, May 17, at 7177 Brockton Ave., Suite 108, in Riverside.

The event kicked off with a ribbon cutting and speeches by survivors and local dignitaries, followed by a reception in the courtyard outside the office suite.

“Komen Inland Empire serves breast cancer patients and their families throughout our entire region, and we’re proud to welcome the community to our new office,” Komen President Dr. Sandra Finestone, a survivor and representative of the Association of Cancer Patient Educators, said.

The local affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, a national nonprofit organization, recently moved its headquarters from Temecula to Riverside in an effort to be more centrally located in its territory. Komen Inland Empire covers all of Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Komen Inland Empire funds breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness through grants raised at the annual Race for the Cure and other fundraising efforts. Since its first race in 1999, Komen Inland Empire has invested more than $6.5 million in local breast health agencies and organizations and $2.5 million toward groundbreaking research.

Thousands of runners and walkers, including 250 breast cancer survivors, turned out in October for the 19th annual Susan G. Komen IE Race for the Cure, the affiliate’s signature fundraising event. This year the race will be Sunday, Oct. 14, at Town Square Park in Murrieta.

Registration is available at http://www.komenie.org or by calling (951) 676-7465. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

The Susan G. Komen Inland Empire affiliate keeps 75 percent of its net income in the community to help serve people in Riverside and San Bernardino counties; 25 percent goes toward the national Komen Grants Program, which funds breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.

 

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