As you know ... I reached my fundraising goal the other day. The Breast Cancer 3-day just sent me this letter of congratulations ... and reminded me that it was my "fundraising minimum!" I am posting it so you ... who have made this possible ... can read it ... because it's to you, too!
You’ve reached your fundraising minimum for the Breast Cancer 3-Day®. Thank you for your determination, selflessness and commitment to the fight against breast cancer. Your efforts are making a significant difference in the continuing effort to find a cure.
Eighty-five percent of the net proceeds from the Breast Cancer 3-Day benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. The majority of the funds that Komen for the Cure receives through this event go to fund innovative breast cancer research that no one else is funding. A portion of the money also stays right in the local communities where the events take place to help Komen Affiliates fund outreach programs that meet the needs of women and men today.
Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure® and the Breast Cancer 3-Day, Komen for the Cure has invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill their promise to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Because of you, lives are being saved. Because of you, we are one step closer to our goal of a world without breast cancer.
Fifteen percent of the net proceeds from the Breast Cancer 3-Day benefit the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund, a special field of interest fund that will provide support for breast cancer initiatives including research, treatment, prevention and education. The NPT Breast Cancer Fund is a long-term fund, which will ensure the cause receives continuing support irrespective of gifting activities in years to come.
We understand the kind of hard work it takes to get to this point, so let your efforts keep working for you and the cause. Don’t stop now! Give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back - and then set a new goal. Keep talking with people about the Breast Cancer 3-Day, about your experience fundraising and training, and about breast cancer. You will continue to raise awareness and funds in the weeks to come.
Please extend our thanks to your donors. Every dollar makes a difference.