Palm Beacher Julie Cummings and Susan G. Komen founder Nancy Brinker are helping spearhead a new fundraising initiative aimed at connecting cancer care providers with two vulnerable populations in South Florida — people in financial need and those who have moved to Florida from Puerto Rico and other areas following recent hurricanes.
Susan G. Komen and the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties have just established The Promise Fund, Brinker said, with an initial goal of raising $5 million. Brinker, a former U.S. ambassador to Hungary, founded the Komen organization to fund breast cancer research and raise awareness about breast health.
The Promise Fund will be administered by the foundation, Brinker said. The idea for it emerged over the past week or so during conversations she had with Julie Fisher Cummings, who is a co-chairwoman of Susan G. Komen’s annual gala fundraiser later this month on a cruise ship at the Port of Palm Beach. Cummings also serves on the board of the Community Foundation.
Published January 8, 2017 at Palm Beach Daily News