LOCAL BUSINESSES GET “COZY FOR THE CURE” ON MAY 11TH TO SUPPORT SUSAN G. KOMEN CHICAGO

LOCAL BUSINESSES GET “COZY FOR THE CURE” ON MAY 11TH TO SUPPORT SUSAN G. KOMEN CHICAGO

Employees Go Casual to Raise Funds to Fight Breast Cancer

CHICAGO, IL, April 27, 2015/PRNewswire/ – On Monday, May 11th, local businesses and companies will don their most comfortable clothes as part of “Cozy for the Cure.” The program, developed by J Miller Marketing and Komen Chicago, hopes to raise over $50,000 for breast health and breast cancer programs for uninsured and underserved individuals in the Chicagoland Area.

President and CEO of J Miller Marketing Jennifer Panzloff developed the concept of Cozy for the Cure with her team after learning that a sorority sister was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, just days after giving birth to twins. “Kathleen has been such an inspiration. It made me realize there is something bigger we all should be doing to create a world without breast cancer. Cozy for the Cure is meant to not only raise funds, but to start a conversation in the public eye. By setting the minimum contribution at just $5, anyone can participate, which we hope will empower the younger generation to feel invested in this fight as well.”

Participants are encouraged to send pictures of themselves at work in their casual clothing on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and include #cozyforthecure.

Susan Tybon, CEO of Komen Chicago, noted, “We are excited to build upon the momentum from the Mother’s Day Race for the Cure by continuing the dialogue in offices Monday morning.”

The 2015 Mother’s Day Race for the Cure will be held on Sunday, May 10th at 8:00 am. Participants can register for the 10K/5K Timed Race, 5K Walk or 1-Mile Fun Walk. To register or volunteer, visit www.komenchicago.org.

About Susan G. Komen®
 – Chicagoland Affiliate

The Chicagoland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen was established in 1997 and holds two Race for the Cure events annually in Chicago and Lombard. Komen Chicago recently awarded over $1 million to 14 organizations for 2015. Since its inception, Komen Chicago has awarded over $16 million to fund grassroots breast health navigation, breast cancer screening and treatment projects, and has funded approximately $4.5 million in research. For more information, call 773-444-0061 or visit www.komenchicago.org.

 

Contact: Wendy Rutman

Komen Chicago, 773-444-0061