Thursday, December 17, 2009

Local Komen Foundation to Donate Record Amount

The Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will donate $1.75 million to organizations across western and central Pennsylvania in 2010.

About half of those funds will be given to Adagio Health to provide free mammograms. Executive Director Kathy Purcell says the foundation is not changing its recommendations on when or how often women should be screened, despite recent debate over that issue.

Purcell says the rest of the money will be used for education and awareness efforts.

Purcell says a successful “Race for the Cure” event and dedicated 3rd-party fundraising have allowed the foundation to give more than ever before, despite a tough economic climate for many nonprofits.

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