Susan G. Komen Florida has opened the call for nominations for Warriors in Pink, breast cancer survivors and metastatic forever fighters who will serve as year-long ambassadors for the 2020 Komen South Florida Race for the Cure on Jan. 25, 2020. Nominations are due July 3.
Each year, Susan G. Komen Florida names several local South Florida Warriors in Pink who are willing to share their brave stories as inspiration for others on their breast cancer journeys and take action by raising awareness about breast cancer, promoting Komen events and encouraging fundraising.
Warriors in Pink is a program supported nationally by Ford Motor Company, recognizing women who live by the credo of taking charge, living out loud, harnessing power and standing together.
The 2020 Warriors in Pink will share their experiences with the community throughout the year and have a special role at the Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure next January in downtown West Palm Beach. They will lead hundreds of survivors to the Meyer Amphitheatre stage during the Survivor Recognition Ceremony, where all will be recognized for their fight against breast cancer.
“If I could help just one person, then I have made a difference,” said Tara Gustman, a 2019 Warrior in Pink, of her experience.
Komen Florida encourages Warriors in Pink nominations from any of the organization’s South Florida service areas of Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River counties, and men and women of all races and ethnicities. Stories can be provided in writing or via a one-minute video submission.
To nominate a breast cancer survivor or metastatic forever fighter to be a 2020 Warrior in Pink, download the nomination form at www.komenflorida.org/nominations and submit it by the July 3 deadline. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For more information about the 2020 Race for the Cure, or to learn more about ways you can get involved with Susan G. Komen Florida, visit www.komenflorida.org or call (561) 514-3020.