Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Knott's Berry Farm Helps Early Breast Cancer Awareness #KnottsPink

Knotts Pink

Did you know that Knott's Berry Farm is a HUGE supporter of early breast cancer detection?  Together with such organizations such as the Susan G. Komen Orange County foundation, they have helped over five-hundred thousand women get screened and over $2.5 BILLION raised for screening, education and research for the last 3 years!


For the second year in a row, I was invited to help spread the word through Knott's Berry Farm's #KnottsPink fundraiser and I was happy to accept!


Jaime Jenkins


Did you know that 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer? One of my good friends Jaime Jenkins attended the first #KnottsPink event 2 years ago and it encouraged her to get tested and 2 weeks later, she learned she had breast cancer. She has fought "like a girl" and beat the odds! She is cancer free, 2 years later! Since her form is aggressive, she will have to have medicine the rest of her life and annual tests but she is alive and constantly smiling.

There is no-one not effected in some way by breast cancer. There is no one immune to the possibility of getting it. Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Fathers, Brothers and Sons! Men and children can get it too! Help us spread the word with Knott's Berry Farm and the Susan G. Komen Orange County!
Starting January 4th, buy a "Pink Ticket" and specially designed "pink" merchandise at Knotts and a proceed will go directly to helping women with early detection through Komen Orange County.(January 4th through March 18th)

During the evenings, the Calico Mine and other rides will be “Pink” in to help raise awareness of the ongoing campaign.

Who is Susan G. Koman? The 2016 campaign will focus on the promise that Komen founder Nancy G. Brinker made to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen: that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, Brinkers promise fueled the launch of Susan G. Komen®, a global movement that has grown into the worlds largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer.
Knotts Pink

Knott's authenticity and commitment to helping us get one step closer to a world without breast cancer is exactly what we look for in our community partners, said Stacy Davis, interim executive director of Komen Orange County. As we celebrate our 25th year as an Affiliate, we couldn’t have asked for a better way to spotlight our work, born from one sister’s promise, to now a worldwide initiative aimed at saving more lives.

In an effort to spread awareness, Knotts Berry Farm and Komen Orange County invite guests to share their for the cure promises during the charitable promotion. Guests can learn more about ways to share their promise at knotts.com/promise or by using #KnottsPink on social media platforms.

Over the last 2 years, $230k has been raised for the cause through their pink merchandise and tickets.
Even if you don't come to Knott's Berry Farm, do yourself a favor and make an appointment to get yourself a mammogram. Early detection saves lives and with non-profit organizations like the Susan G. Komen Foundation, there are low to no-cost clinics near you to help.
To find out more about how Knott's Berry Farm is helping, go to their website.

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