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Susan G. Komen
In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.
As Susan G. Komen for the Cure, we’ll continue to be the world’s largest, boldest and most progressive grassroots network of survivors and activists, the only organization fighting to cure breast cancer at every stage. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. To date, we’ve invested $1 billion in research, education and health services. And because so many millions of people are counting on us to fulfill our promise, we will invest an additional $2 billion over the next decade to do just that.
Save Latin America
Founded in 1991, Save Latin America, Inc. (SLA) is a 501 (c)(3) civic organization whose vision is to be recognized as a leader in providing services and easy access to information for Hispanics of all ages in the fields of health, education, economic & business development, as well as government and political awareness.
One of the commissions founded by Save Latin America is the Education Commission. The “Reaching Our Dreams” program consists of inviting successful Hispanic leaders in the community to speak to students about the importance of a positive attitude towards education and the effects on their own personal development. This program brings together parents and teachers to create a positive motivating experience for students.
Youth League Baseball
Although considered America’s favorite pastime, in New York City Youth League Baseball is dominated by the large Hispanic community. Professional players on the major sports teams in the city have largely influenced the increase in participation. Many of the professional players have the same roots as the youth league players. The Good Neighbor program proudly sponsors four (4) leagues, representing will over 40 teams and 1500 teammates. It is not uncommon for attendance at youth league games to be in excess of 2000 people.
In 2006, the Good Neighbor Program created the first annual “Good Neighbor Youth League Tournament”. In addition to games featuring the four (4) leagues we support in New York City, a youth league team from the Dominican Republic was invited to participate in this year’s tournament.
The Good Neighbor program is part of the NY Yankees annual Thanksgiving Voucher Give Away program. On Nov. 24, the New York Yankees and White Rose teamed up and provided 500 Bronx residents with a food voucher that could be redeemed at a local Met or Pioneer Supermarket to assist with the expense related to preparing a Thanksgiving meal.
Additionally, The Good Neighbor Program is proud to be a supporting partner in the NY Yankees Holiday Food Drive, an annual food drive at Yankee Stadium to collect and then distribute food to needy families throughout the Bronx. 2009 marked its 16th year. Over 70,000 pounds of food was donated this past year.
Festival de la Familia Latina
Festival de la Familia Latina, now in its 10th year, in one of the largest Latino Family Events held not only in New York City but also on the East Coast. With over 450,000 attendees, Festival de la Familia Latina is a FREE family oriented event filled with a full day of entertainment, face painting, contests, giveaways, arts and crafts, rides and health screenings. Proceeds from the Festival de la Familia Latina will benefit the community with health & wellness outreach programs for asthma, juvenile diabetes, obesity and much more.
Additionally, free prenatal supplements are produced and distributed both in Washinton Heights and in the Dominican Republic to prevent the lead poisoning of pregnant mothers and their children.
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Visionwalk is the national signature event of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Since its inception in 2006, the program has raised over $13 million to fight sight-saving research. The Good Neighbor program sponsored the NYC Central Park Visionwalk in 2011 and we plan to continue to support this great event.
Pitching for a Cure
The Good Neighbor program has joined forces with the Foundation Fighting Blindness to launch Pitching for a Cure. The event, which took place in August and is the concept of MetFoods owner, Jason Ferreira, whose son, Jason, jr, is affected with a degenerative retinal disease. The event features Yankee greats and the general manager of the Yankees as keynote speaker. It offers vendors, retailers and colleagues a great venue to get recognized for participating
in such a worthwhile cause.