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Susan G. Komen leaders join ‘Cubs Live!’ to discuss mission to end breast cancer

2 years agoStaff Report

On Sunday’s Cubs Live!, Marquee Sports Network welcomed leaders from Susan G. Komen® to discuss the organization’s mission to end breast cancer and raise awareness for this October’s 25th anniversary Race for the Cure.

Marquee’s Taylor McGregor sat down with Beth Carona, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Chicago, and Jennifer McGuffin, Chair of the Chicago Komen Leadership Council.

“Early detection saves lives, including mine,” said McGuffin, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018, and will be throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field today. “We all know someone, or many someones, who have been impacted and before I throw out the first pitch today I have a list of many names [of those impacted] on my arm, and I want to help keep other names off.”

“Our vision at Komen is to have a world without breast cancer,” said Carona. “At Komen, we rely on fundraising events and we have a great one coming up in the Chicago Race for the Cure. We’re super excited to be at historic Soldier Field and we are embracing the fact that we are in Chicago, and it will be a super fun, exciting and engaging event.”

The Race for the Cure is annually one of the biggest fundraising efforts for Susan G. Komen, and this year’s edition in Chicago will take place Saturday, October 29 at Soldier Field. For more information and to register, please visit Komen.org/ChicagoRace.

For the full interview with Beth Carona and Jennifer McGuffin, see the video above. 

About Susan G. Komen®

Susan G. Komen® is the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen has an unmatched, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in the U.S. and in countries worldwide. We advocate for patients, drive research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy information. Founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life, Komen remains committed to supporting those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow’s cures. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at www.komen.org/contact-us/follow-us/.

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