Last month The Nations Law Firm was recognized for our participation and outstanding fund-raising efforts by Susan G. Komen Houston. The Nations Law Firm staff was invited to the Komen Houston 12th Anniversary Pink Honor Roll Dinner to celebrate and honor the Top 100 fundraisers for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
The spectacular event was hosted by Samica Knight from ABC13 and the guest speaker was the distinguished Dr. Melissa Bondy, the Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center.
This year’s Top 100 Fundraisers raised over $562,500 which equates to 3,750 mammograms! The proceeds will go to cutting edge research, education, screenings and treatment.
What an incredible accomplishment and we applaud these extraordinary individuals on their commitment to win the fight against breast cancer!
The staff of the Nations Law Firm formed the “Jogging for Joanna” team and participated in Saturday’s Susan G Komen’s Houston Race for the Cure. The team’s formation was inspired by Joanna Meinecke, Office Administrator for the Nations Law Firm, who openly shared her breast cancer diagnosis, encouraged dialogue about women’s health and welcomed questions on her own surgery and treatment. The stigma of breast cancer was taken away by her willingness to share, and the courage, strength and positive attitude with which she proceeded through her diagnosis and surgery were remarkable. She had cancer, but life went on as normal. She had surgery and returned to work two weeks later.
The firm designed and provided t-shirts for everyone who signed up to walk with a catch phrase on the front “Stop Staring at my Ribbons” that elicited many smiles. The design made the top ten in the Komen t-shirt contest. Fundraising efforts where a huge success. With an initial goal of $1,000 the final total surpassed $3,000.
Breast cancer strikes 1 in 8 women during their lives. Most of us have been affected by, or know someone who has had, breast cancer. Let us continue to support and encourage each other to have regular screenings.