Pink! Exceeds Goal Raising Nearly $400,000 for Komen Austin

Pink! Exceeds Goal Raising Nearly $400,000 for Komen Austin

AUSTIN, Texas —   On Friday, April 24, Pink!, Susan G. Komen Austin’s 4th annual benefit gala, raised nearly $400,000. Over 400 guests gathered at the Hyatt Regency’s Zilker Ballroom to show their support for the cause. Pink! has become Komen Austin’s second largest fundraising initiative, second to its Race for the Cure. Since 2012, over $1.1 million has been raised through Pink! to fund breast health services locally and research studies globally.

“What we do every day is very real,” said Karen Shultz, Interim Executive Director at Komen Austin. “It’s about how breast cancer affects people and their family’s lives. Our impact and investment is huge. We know our mission is making a difference in the greater Austin area. No woman or man should go without breast health care or die from breast cancer.”

Mayor Steve Adler, a cancer survivor himself, helped present Komen Austin’s Pink Diamond awards. Individuals who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and support for Komen Austin’s mission in the areas of philanthropy, advocacy and volunteerism are honored with this recognition each year.

Since 1999 Komen Austin has invested nearly $11 million into breast health services and educational efforts in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties. Additionally, close to $5 million has been raised to fund global research studies to find the cures for breast cancer.

Komen Austin is proud to announce that Pink! 2016 will be co-chaired by Karin Foster and Amy Mosier.

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Texas Breast Specialists/Texas Oncology, AT&T, Lexus of Austin, Pfizer, St. David’s HealthCare/St. David’s Foundation, Texas Fertility Center, Hunter Industries, Texas Orthopedics Sports & Rehabilitation Associates, Arts + Labor, Austin Woman Magazine, Westbank Flower Market, Red Fan Communications and  Diamonds Direct.

About Susan G. Komen® Austin
Saving lives locally. Fighting breast cancer globally.
Susan G. Komen® Austin is an Austin-based nonprofit committed to saving lives locally and fighting breast cancer globally. Komen Austin is the only local breast cancer organization attacking the disease on all fronts – education, screening, treatment, follow-up care, survivorship support, advocacy and research. The organization serves the women and men in the city’s five-county area battling breast cancer by removing barriers to care for the uninsured and underinsured. Of the funds raised annually, Komen Austin invests up to 75 percent into local community health care grants and educational initiatives; the remaining 25 percent is invested into global research to find the cures for breast cancer.