Komen CT Executive Director Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell

West Hartford resident Anne Morris 'rang in' National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by opening the NASDAQ market in New York on Tuesday.

Submitted by Komen Connecticut

Bells were sounding as the Connecticut Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Executive Director, Anne Morris recognized National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by opening the NASDAQ Stock Market today in Times Square. Morris was joined by Komen Connecticut volunteers, board members and fundraisers to remind viewers that the fight against breast cancer starts with the individual.

“A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 2 minutes in the United States and this year over 40,000 women will die of the disease. We cannot stop the fight until we find the causes and cures and put an end to breast cancer forever,” Morris said. “Until we have the cures for breast cancer, early detection is the best protection!”

Komen Connecticut is working to ensure that Connecticut residents are not only hearing these messages, but have the resources to act on them. For each of the past three years, Komen Connecticut has made over $1 Million in community grants to local organizations, providing breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs for women in need.

Morris’ message of early detection came across loud and clear, being broadcast on the jumbotron in Times Square. After the commotion subsided, Morris thanked the 122 Affiliates across the country, as well as NASDAQ for their contributions to the fight against breast cancer. “With October upon us, there is no better time to raise awareness and educate the public about breast cancer. I thank NASDAQ for the tremendous opportunity to spread our messages on such a public platform.”   

About the Connecticut Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Komen for the Cure’s presence in Connecticut began in 1994 with a Race for the Cure. Komen

Connecticut serves local communities by investing 75% of net proceeds in local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs for women who otherwise could not afford it. The remaining 25% is invested in national research to find the causes and cures for the disease. Since 1994, Komen for the Cure has awarded more than $23 Million to programs in our local communities. For more information, visit KomenCT.org or call 860-321-7806.

Andrew Ziemba October 10, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Susan G Komen is nothing more than a government/pharmaceutical industrial complex sham. This is news to you Wilson?
Wilson Templeton October 10, 2012 at 11:48 PM
What she is, I do not know. I'm only calling out a woman hating pile of excrement for what he is.
Andrew Ziemba October 11, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Well a Fema-Nazzi is a Fema-Nazzi. There's nothing wrong about pointing that out. In fact, it's important to point them out when you see them, so they can be exposed for what they are...
Wilson Templeton October 11, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Yes, a woman trying desperately to keep some shred of dignity and rights in a world overwhelmingly dominated by privileged old white men surely must be referred to as a fema-nazi, we must marginalize her and keep her under our Prada gators. Good work boys, another day won.
Angela Blizman October 13, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Thank you, Wilson. It's a shame more men cannot be open-minded about women's rights. Yes, Paul, women have rights. Deal with it. If you don't have a uterus or basic respect for women, then I don't care what you think. Furthermore, the affiliation with Planned Parenthood is the least of the reasons anyone should be wary of supporting Komen. Financial records show that the Komen organization as a whole spends a fraction of the money they take in on research for a cure; the vast majority of their funding goes toward outrageous salaries, marketing, fundraising, "awareness" and the like. Some non-profit.


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