Fundraising Update - Halfway to $2300!

It's little early for my weekly recap, but I wanted to share some good news:  I'm officially halfway to my fundraising minimum for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure event in Boston!  I was really excited to find this letter from the 3 Day folks in my inbox this morning and I thought I would pass it on.  I also wanted to thank everyone that has donated so far - I couldn't do it without you!  Now, onward to $2300...
Congratulations! You have reached a huge milestone in your Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure™ journey: reaching half of the $2,300 fundraising minimum. You are so close to experiencing the event of a lifetime. You can do it!

Your fundraising efforts are invaluable. The dollars raised by dedicated women and men like you are making immense developments in the breast cancer movement.

Did you know that virtually every major advance in the fight against breast cancer has been touched by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®? That we've helped train more than 400 breast cancer researchers and funded more than 1,800 research projects over the past 27 years? That we've provided more money for breast cancer research and community health programs than any entity besides the U.S. government? Komen for the Cure's goal is to "energize science to find the cures.” We are proud of our contribution to some real victories:

More early detection - nearly 75 percent of women over 40 years old now receive regular mammograms, the single most effective tool for detecting breast cancer early (in 1982, less than 30 percent received a clinical exam).
More hope - the five-year survival rate for breast cancer, when caught early before it spreads beyond the breast, is now 98 percent (compared to 74 percent in 1982).
More research - the federal government now devotes more than $900 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment and prevention (compared to $30 million in 1982).
More survivors - America’s 2.5 million breast cancers survivors, the largest group of cancer survivors in the U.S., are a living testament to the power of society and science to save lives.

Thank you for your help in eradicating breast cancer. We couldn’t do it without you and applaud your efforts this far. We know you can meet your goal so we can reach our goal of a world without breast cancer. Keep up the great work!

If you need any help getting to the next step, call the Komen 3-Day for the Cure coaches at 800-996-3DAY for advice.

Breast Cancer Fact: Breast cancer knows no boundaries—be it age, gender, socio-economic status or geographic location.

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