Verizon IndyCar driver Pippa Mann has been named to Susan G. Komen’s “ The List“. The List is a group of individuals who are being honored for their contributions and impact in working for women and men facing breast cancer in conjunction with the launch of their new More Than Pink™ movement.
Every year 40,000 women and men pass away from breast cancer, and while there is plenty of pink visible every October (National Breast Cancer Awareness month), More Than Pink serves to remind us that pink is more than just a color; it represents the impact that each person is making in the fight against the most frequently diagnosed cancer worldwide.
With the launch of a Bold Goal to reduce the number of current breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% in the next decade, Susan G. Komen is now rallying supporters to take an extra step, to help build on awareness and make an even bigger, bolder impact. “The List” is composed of individuals who embody the More Than Pink movement, including everyday heroes, scientists, clinicians, advocates, community leaders, athletes, musicians, and public leaders.
“The past three years partnering with Susan G. Komen at the Indianapolis 500, to bring a pink car, and pink racing program, that serves as a fundraising beacon around our biggest event of the year, has been an incredible experience,” said Mann. “It started with the idea of simply changing my helmet colors, and allowing it to be auctioned off after the race, but with the support of Dale Coyne Racing, and the IndyCar fans, we’ve created something that is truly special to be a part of.“
“I’ve met many friends on this journey so far, and sadly, I have lost friends who I have met in this community too. 40,000 is not just a number, these are real people, with families, daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, parents, and friends. These are the people whose names have ridden with me, in the cockpit of my car, at the past two Indianapolis 500s, and these are the people who we are continuing to fight for.”
To accomplish the Bold Gold, Susan G. Komen will focus on improving access to quality and timely cancer care for the underserved and enhancing Komen’s research focus on lethal breast cancers.
“We’ve all witnessed the struggle of someone we love fighting breast cancer: a friend or co-worker, someone in our family, even ourselves,” said SVP of Marketing Miguel Perez. “More Than Pink is our rallying cry to encourage everyone to step up to the plate – in ways big and small – and become a hero.”
Whether it’s a doctor who won’t give up on a patient, a volunteer who gives their time to ensure the Race for the Cure goes off without a hitch, a friend driving a breast cancer patient to chemo, or a child who sells lemonade in honor of his or her mother, More Than Pink provides a national platform on which to share stories, and to encourage others to join the movement. Learn more about how to donate, act, and get involved by visiting: komen.org/more-than-pink.
To view the full List visit: komen.org/TheList
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and provided more than $2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. 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. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.