FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TWO SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE® AFFILIATES MERGE,
RESULTS IN ONE STATEWIDE AFFILIATE IN IDAHO
BOISE, Idaho – April 4th 2012 -- Continuing a tradition of effectively serving women and families in Idaho, the Boise and Coeur d’Alene Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® announced today that they are merging to become one Komen Affiliate serving 28 counties in Idaho.
The change, effective April 1, creates one Affiliate to be known as the Idaho Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The merger allows both Komen Affiliates to pool resources to more effectively serve women and families facing breast cancer throughout the state. Both Affiliates have provided more than $5 million to breast cancer community health programs throughout Idaho.
Hilarie Engle, Executive Director for the Komen Idaho Affiliate said both the Boise and Coeur d’Alene Komen Race for the Cure events would continue as planned in 2012, and grants to community partners will continue.
“This is exciting for our work for women and families in Idaho,” said Hilarie Engle. “By working together as one larger Affiliate, we can more closely coordinate our service and fund-raising programs, and have a bigger impact for women throughout our state.”
The Boise Affiliate was formed in 1998 and has granted more than $4 million to breast cancer education, screening and support programs in its 19-county service area. The Coeur d'Alene Affiliate has invested more than $1 million to programs in its five-county service area since its founding in 1999.
Seventy-five percent of funds raised by both Affiliates remain in the local community; the remaining 25 percent funds national research programs.
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