Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 14, 2014
The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) announced today that the organization will donate $5,000 to Susan G. Komen® during its Southeast Texas Regional Conference in Houston, Texas. AAHOA is the voice of owners in the hospitality industry and a supporter of breast cancer research.
“Breast cancer knows no demographic boundaries, and we all know someone who has survived or sadly many who have lost their lives to this disease,” said AAHOA Chairman Pratik Patel. “It is our hope that this donation will continue the research so that lives are saved, and eventually, breast cancer is stamped out forever.”
In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. Since 1982, Susan G. Komen® has invested more than $2.5 billion to the work to end breast cancer through groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries.
AAHOA’s donation will contribute to more of this research as Susan G. Komen® races toward a cure for breast cancer.
“Susan G. Komen® sincerely thanks AAHOA for its help in saving lives and ending breast cancer,” said Adriana Higgins, executive director of Susan G. Komen® Houston. “Our organization relies on this type of funding to help us empower others, ensure quality care and invest in research to find a cure.”
In 1980, the five-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer was about 74 percent. Today, that number is 99 percent. Susan G. Komen® is devoted to prevention and funds nearly 2,000 community organizations with education, screening, patient navigation and emergency financial support for those facing breast cancer.
Founded in 1989, AAHOA is the largest hotel owners association in the world, with more than 13,000 small business owner-members.