North Fulton Hospital (NFH) presented a check to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater Atlanta Affiliate for $25, 285.94. The donation encompasses the proceeds of the Power of Pink, the breast cancer awareness luncheon hosted by NFH in late September.
Pictured left to right are: Eryn Marchiolo, Mission Director for Komen Atlanta; Dr. Laura Rivers Pearson, Medical Director of NFH’s Breast Program; Micah Brown, R.N., NFH Breast Health Nurse Navigator; Debbie Keel, CEO for NFH; Lacy Kerkhof, Special Events and Volunteer Manager for Komen Atlanta ; and Lindsey Harber, Director of Business Development for NFH.
Power of Pink was held at The Country Cub of The South in Johns Creek, Georgia, where more than 300 attendees were treated to a gourmet lunch, a breast cancer survivor fashion show, and a silent auction featuring unique offerings from many area businesses. More than 30 generous sponsors, including Kimberly-Clark Healthcare, made the event possible.
The proceeds from the Power of Pink lunch will enable Komen Atlanta to provide lifesaving breast cancer screening services to the women in the Atlanta area to help improve outcomes. Seventy-five percent of all funds raised for Komen Atlanta stay in the area and go toward screenings, treatment and support programs. This money will go to help support the local efforts of Susan G. Komen, providing support to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as to fund research to help find a cure.
Next year’s Power of Pink event will be held September 20, 2012. For more information, visit www.CheckUpforChicks.com.