Komen CSNJ Annual Fundraiser to Honor Community Leaders

LWR_2016 Pink Night Banner 2The Central and South Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is pleased to announce the annual PINK! a night to celebrate will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016.  This year’s elegant evening will be held at the Hamilton Manor.

This fabulous night will be celebrated in style with music provided by Xtreme Entertainment Group, a spectacular silent auction and delicious food and drinks. The evening begins at 6pm with cocktail hour, followed by dinner and exciting surprises. Corporate sponsors include AtlantiCare, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, On Target Staffing and TD Bank.

The Affiliate is honored to recognize the following individuals:

-New Jersey Education Association, Corporate Leadership Award

            –Leanne Schuessler, Spirit of Jane Rodney Award                                                         

About the Honorees

NJEA Team PhotoThe New Jersey Education Association represents over 200,000 active and retired educators and support professionals the state’s public schools. NJEA was drawn to Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey because breast cancer affects so many lives. As an Association made up of mostly women who work with New Jersey’s students and families, so many of their members and their students are passionate about this cause. NJEA has been a committed supporter of Komen CSNJ and our largest signature event, the Race for the Cure, for over a decade. In addition to sponsoring the event, they are always a top fundraising team contributing over $35,000 annually.

LeanneLeanne Schuessler began volunteering for Komen after a close friend’s breast cancer diagnosis.  She has given her time and energy to the Affiliate volunteering for everything from education events to serving on committees.  She is currently serving her second term as Race for the Cure Chair leading a committee of 20 people and creating a successful campaign.  Leanne is a Director at BlackRock and has been in financial services since graduating from college.  Leanne has been based in Princeton for her entire career with Merrill Lynch and then BlackRock since the 2006 transaction, except for a two year assignment overseas in Luxembourg.  Leanne Schuessler is the second recipient of the Spirit of Jane Rodney Award, an honor given to individuals who exemplify Jane’s passion for the Komen mission a world without breast cancer.

Seventy-five percent of the proceeds from the event will fund breast cancer screening and education programs in the Affiliate’s 13 county footprint.  The remaining 25% supports innovative national research initiatives to find the cures.  Corporate sponsor and program journal packages are available. For more information visit our website, komencsnj.org/pink.

About Susan G. Komen
Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life.  The Central and South Jersey Komen Affiliate serves women in 13 counties of New Jersey from Somerset to Cape May. In 2015 the Affiliate invested $1 Million in Central and South Jersey providing 6,000 free mammograms to underserved women and reaching 19,000 women with breast cancer education.  For more information on how to help locally, visit www.komencsnj.org or call (609) 896-1201.