One of the things I enjoy about my work is getting to meet all the wonderful people who support the Foundation. Outside of work, one of my passions is running. So, getting to meet and run with the Foundation’s supporters last Sunday at the Fifth Annual Love Walk/Run allowed me to combine the best of both worlds. And what a combination it was!

Each year the Love Walk/Run, which is held in partnership with the Pacific Palisades Women’s Club, gets better and better. This year we had more than 400 runners and walkers, and we raised more than we ever have before: $56,000! THANK YOU ALL!

I want to give a special shout out to our top two individual fundraisers, Denise Root and Natalie Hagan, and to our top teams, Merrill Lynch, Allyson Rocks, Women’s Physical Therapy, and our very own Foot Soldiers, as well as all the wonderful women and men who supported me or joined my team. You all helped make the day the success it was.

This year’s Walk/Run was sponsored in part by Lifetime Networks, City National Bank, Merrill Lynch, On Assignment, Prudential Realty, and HUB International and I want to take this opportunity to thank them for their support of our Foundation’s goal to go beyond a cure. We can’t do it without them.

Sponsorships and partnerships like those we have for the Walk/Run are not easy to come by, which is why I’m incredibly pleased to let you know about an important new partnership between the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the Ford Cares, Warriors in Pink Family.

Ford supports breast cancer research through a line of products called Warriors in Pink, and they just released the new 2012 line Warriors in Pink collection, which includes wear and gear for women, men (Father’s Day is almost here!) and children. Ford donates 100 percent of the net proceeds of these sales directly to breast cancer research and programs, and now that we are part of the Warriors in Pink Family you can select the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation to be the organization you want to support! So start shopping today and keep shopping throughout the year!

And the next time you are on Facebook, be sure to go to the Ford Warriors in Pink Facebook page to let Ford know how much you appreciate their partnering with the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation to support our mission to go beyond a cure and end this disease!

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One Response to Partnerships, Prevention and YOU!

  1. Elissa says:

    My mom and my BFF’s mom walked for me, and for all of us dealing with breast cancer. This is an extremely smart place to put your donations and volunteer (whether you have cancer or not)to participate in research. Often it’s filling out a survey.
    The faster these clinical trials fill, the faster we get the answer. THIS is what YOU can do.

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