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Susan G. Komen® Announces Events in Central New York and The Southern Tier to Support Breast Cancer Programs

Pink Tie Guys & Families and Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk Raise Critical Funds for Research, Patient Services

Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, today announced two local opportunities to make a difference in the lives of people who have been impacted by breast cancer.

Pink Tie Guys & Families is a new, flagship program for people from Central New York and the Southern Tier who are committed to the local fight against breast cancer. This exclusive group of leaders demonstrate their commitment by raising money to support Susan G. Komen’s mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

The program will run throughout the month of October and concludes with a celebration in November. Komen’s goal is to create a group of dedicated fathers and mothers, husbands and wives, sisters and brothers, and sons and daughters, who are champions of the cause and dedicated to making an impact in their community.

PINK TIE GUYS are responsible for raising money for three divisions: $500, $2,500 and $5,000 per year.

“Breast cancer knows no boundaries and it takes all of us working together to fund research and support patients who have been impacted by this terrible disease,” said Elizabeth Webster, Development Manager for Susan G. Komen Upstate New York.

Leaders interested in participating can contact Elizabeth Webster at

Additionally, Komen is encouraging people to participate in a virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk on Saturday, Oct. 1. During this event, local communities will come together and walk where they are in support of patients, survivors and people living with metastatic breast cancer.

Register at and walk in your neighborhoods with your families and friends by your side.

Every month more than 1,500 people from Central New York and the Southern Tier reach out to Susan G. Komen for breast cancer information, patient navigation, emotional support, clinical trials and information about Komen’s Patient Assistance Program—which provides direct funds to individuals who need financial assistance during treatment.