17255 Fri, 10/30/2009 - 11:55am
NEW YORK-Mayor Michael Bloomberg proclaimed Thursday, Oct. 29, as Home for the Cure Day.
The mayor issued his proclamation yesterday to honor the fourth annual Home for the Cure fundraiser, which was held last night at the offices of CHF Industries on Park Avenue here. Breast-cancer survivor Elizabeth Miller, a longtime Karastan executive and founder of Home for the Cure along with Executives Working in Home Textiles and the International Furnishings and Design Association, was honored at the fundraiser for her work in fighting breast cancer.
In the proclamation, Bloomberg said the fundraiser “generates vital support for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest grassroots network of breast-cancer survivors and activists.” Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, chief executive officer of the Greater New York City affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, was the keynote speaker at last night’s fundraiser. Bloomberg said the Komen organization “has raised more than $1 billion” for breast-cancer research, “uniting hundreds of thousands of men and women around the world in helping to find a cure and improving the lives of countless women affected by breast cancer.”