EatSmart fans will select each Charity of the Month in 2012. Fans will submit short stories about the charity’s mission and why it’s meaningful to them. We began our Charity of the Month donations in 2011.
Read why Meghan picked the Susan G. Komen Foundation:
I support the Susan G. Komen Foundation because my aunt is a breast cancer survivor. We’ve had many trials and tribulations throughout the years but the early prevention that this organization helps support is one of the most important reasons that she’s alive and well today. If we can ensure that everyone’s mom, aunt, sister, daughter etc is provided with these same services, they can only be as blessed as our family. I appreciate that during this time while we are walking for all those affected and those who will be affected, we are supported by a company who shares our values.
Our group walking in particular is a group of mostly Native women on the Colville Indian Reservation trying to raise awareness and prevention among our peers. We feel it’s particularly important here because while the mortality rates for Native women are lower, the 5-year breast cancer survival rate for American Indian women is lower than that of other ethnic and racial groups in the U.S.
Our longtime fan Meghan Finley is a lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys foreign films, cooking television entertainment and is a frybread aficionado. Meghan is honored to be participating in the Susan G. Komen Eastern Washington Race for the Cure® on April 22, 2012.
If interested in submitting a charity for consideration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The donation amount will be capped at 500 new followers/likes.