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BAPS Charities donates $25,000 to Susan G. Komen for breast cancer victims and survivors

On August 14, 2020, BAPS Charities presented the Susan G. Komen Foundation with a donation of $25,000 to support victims and survivors of breast cancer. The donation will be used to fund several ongoing initiatives, including the Komen Covid-19 Action Fund focused on those who are also suffering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. With over 270,000 women and men diagnosed in the US each year alone, breast cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer among women in the country as well as the world. Both organizations were on hand in Dallas, Texas for a limited, socially-distanced check presentation ceremony. Representatives from BAPS Charities presented the check to Susan G. Komen representatives, Melissa Riehl, Director of Philanthropic Relations and Emma Meyer, Project Lead of Cause Marketing and Corporate Sponsorship. The Mayor of the City of Irving was also on hand to show his support for BAPS Charities and the impact its activities has on the local community. 

“I want to tell you how grateful we are, how grateful Komen is for your partnership as I know it’ been difficult for you (BAPS Charities) as walks have been canceled, and you’re pulling together for this group and other organizations to donate and make this event happen. Thank you for your trust and for your belief in what Komen does,” Riehl said. 

Initially, the Foundation was to be the national beneficiary of the efforts of about 25,000 walkers in the nearly80 Walkathons that BAPS Charities convenes each year throughout the US. However, due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, all Walkathons were cancelled for 2020. Despite these circumstances, BAPS Charities wished to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation, whose research, resources, and advocacy has continued to pave the way towards a cure for the deadly disease. The Susan G. Komen Foundation is the world’s largest nonprofit breast cancer organization, funding breast cancer research while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. 

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