The tree is lit in pink to symbolize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The supporting foundation is Susan G. Komen. Founded in the 1980’s, Susan Komen launched the breast cancer movement. Komen works diligently on acquiring more funding for breast cancer research. In 2000, Komen worked to develop genetic testing to help determine which patients need more treatment. In 2010, Congress passed the EARLY Act, requiring breast cancer education for women under 40. In the U.S. by 2026, Komen’s goal is to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by fifty percent.
For more information visit: ww5.komen.org