March Madness in the Breast Cancer Arena: Susan G. Komen® and Milburn Foundation Raise Eight Times Their Goal in Matching Fund Campaign

More than $409,000 Raised for Komen Mission to End Breast Cancer

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen and long standing
nonprofit partner The
Milburn Foundation
raised more than eight times the matching gift
goal in a first-ever matching gifts campaign by the two organizations.

In the first 16 days of the March campaign, donors quickly surpassed the
matching grant goal set by The Milburn Foundation, and went on to raise
a total of $409,749.

“This was a tremendous response from our community and we are very
grateful for the generosity of our donors and our friends at The Milburn
Foundation,” said Komen president and CEO Dr. Judy Salerno. “This
campaign will help us fund important programs and innovative research
that will one day lead to cures for breast cancer.”

The Milburn Foundation was founded in 2007 by Walter Milburn to honor
his daughter, Kathy Milburn-Williams. Kathy was diagnosed with Triple
Negative Inflammatory Breast Cancer (TNIBC) and is now a more than
nine-year survivor. Today the foundation is run by Walter’s grandson,
Bryon Davis.

“We are proud to partner with Susan G. Komen, an international leader in
the fight against breast cancer,” said Milburn Foundation President
Bryon Davis. “The matching gift campaign grew out of our positive
relationship, common goals and a shared desire to further Komen’s
mission. We look forward to working together in other creative ways to
help end breast cancer.”

About Susan G. Komen®

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization,
funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while
providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding
in 1982, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and
provided $1.95 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and
psychosocial support programs. Komen has worked in more than 60
countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised
her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed
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About The Milburn Foundation

The Milburn Foundation is a private charity advancing innovative
research and treatments for breast cancer. Working with both
corporations and public charities, The Milburn Foundation designs
customized campaigns that result in more economical philanthropy for
companies and more impactful initiatives for charities. Additional
information is available at


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