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Rapid City Luncheon recognizes breast cancer survivors and supporters

The first annual Pink Promise Luncheon was an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the Susan G. Komen community of survivors and supporters.

Breast cancer survivors were greeted with hand made scarves from women from Guatemala. and guests also had a chance to participate in the silent auction, with all proceeds going to the foundation. The foundation's South Dakota affiliate is working hard to promote awareness and treatment of breast cancer.

Dr. Judy Salerno, CEO and President of the Susan G. Komen organization, says with all the progress the organization has made, there is still much to be done. "We're here to bring people into awareness of the breast cancer and the fact that we can expect 540 women in the state to have a new diagnosis of breast cancer this year but unfortunately over 100 women will die of this disease, so we have a lot of work to do," said Salerno.

About 75 percent of the money raised through the susan g. Komen south dakota affiliate goes to education, survivorship, screening and diagnosis and
the other 25 percent goes to finding a cure.

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