Komennctc Announces Passing the Promise Grant Award Winners - Roanoke Valley Breast Cancer Coalition

Raleigh, NC— Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast is pleased to award eight community health organizations with Passing the Promise grants for the 19th Annual Komen Triangle Race for the Cure®, locally presented by Duke Cancer Institute.

“Year after year, the Race for the Cure continues to create an atmosphere of inspiration and hope for the lives touched by breast cancer,” said Pam Kohl, executive director of the Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate. “The more people that can be introduced to this experience and connect with others, the more impact it has. ”

The community organizations that were awarded a grant to bring breast cancer survivors and their caregivers (co-survivors) to the 2015 Race are:

Central Carolina Hospital Auxiliary – Sanford, NC

Connection Resources- East End Baptist Church – Rocky Mount, NC

Haliwa Saponi Indian Tribe – Hollister, NC

Lincoln Community Health Center – Durham, NC

Rural Health Group Outreach Program – Oxford, NC

Roanoke Valley Breast Cancer Coalition – Roanoke Rapids, NC

St. Mark A.M.E. Church -Rocky Mount, NC

Warren County Community Health Clinic, Inc. – Warrenton, NC

The Passing the Promise Grant was created in memory of Jeanne Peck, founder of the Komen Triangle Race for the Cure®, with the goal of realizing her vision of making the Race an event that embraces all survivors and co-survivors, regardless of their county of residence or ability to pay registration fees. Funding from this grant covers registration fees and transportation costs for survivors and co-survivors across our 29-county service area in eastern and central North Carolina.

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® raises funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.

The Komen Triangle Race for the Cure®, locally presented by Duke Cancer Institute, begins at 8:00 am Saturday, June 13 at Meredith College in Raleigh.

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