The Connecticut Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure held its annual volunteer reception on Tuesday, December 4th at the Mark Twain House in Hartford. The reception honored the efforts of the organization’s top sponsors, fundraisers and volunteers from communities across
Diane Greenfield of West Hartford was the recipient of the organization’s esteemed Promise of One award. This award is given to a volunteer making exceptional contributions to Komen Connecticut and the local fight against breast cancer. After Greenfield lost two close friends to breast cancer, she wanted to give back in Connecticut. In 1997, she founded the Play for a Cure golf tournament at Tumble Brook Country Club in Bloomfield to help find a cure for breast cancer.
“I wanted to raise money to help save lives and put an end to breast cancer,” said Greenfield. Although Greenfield never takes credit for the hard work she puts into the event all year, her leadership and guidance is crucial to the event’s success.
“I am thrilled to have been presented the Promise of One Award,” said Greenfield. “It is with great pride I accept this award. I appreciate the recognition but must acknowledge the support of all those who have worked so hard to make our event a success. Without their help we could not have contributed $1.33 million dollars to Komen Connecticut.”
Komen Connecticut's primary focus is on our local community – educating Connecticut residents on the importance of early detection, funding free screening services and providing support to those diagnosed with breast cancer. Komen Connecticut will invest seventy-five
percent of the proceeds in local education, screening and treatment programs across the state, and the remaining twenty-five percent will be invested in national research to find the cure.
For each of the past three years, Komen Connecticut has made over $1 Million in community grants to local organizations providing lifesaving services for women in need across our state. Komen Connecticut relies on the support of the local community to continue investing in cutting edge research and local breast cancer programs for Connecticut women and their families. For more information, visit KomenCT.org or call 860-321-7806.