WEST HARTFORD – Diane Greenfield of West Hartford is the recipient of the Promise of One award presented by the Connecticut affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Greenfield received her award at the annual volunteer reception held on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the Mark Twain House in Hartford. The reception honored the organization’s top sponsors, fundraisers and volunteers from communities all across Connecticut who have made exceptional contributions to Komen Connecticut and the local fight against breast cancer.
Greenfield became involved in the fight against breast cancer after losing two close friends to the disease. In 1997, she founded the Play for a Cure golf tournament at Tumble Brook Country Club in Bloomfield to help fund breast cancer research.
“I wanted to raise money to help save lives and put an end to breast cancer,” said Greenfield. “I am thrilled to have been presented the Promise of One Award. It is with great pride I accept this award. I appreciate the recognition but must acknowledge the support of all those who have worked so hard to make our event a success. Without their help we could not have contributed $1.33 million dollars to Komen Connecticut.”
Komen Connecticut’s primary focus is local – educating Connecticut residents on the importance of early detection, funding free screening services and providing support to those diagnosed with breast cancer. For each of the past three years, the organization has made over $1 million in community grants to local organizations providing lifesaving services for women in need across the state.
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