NAPW Baton Rouge Local Chapter Pledged Support for Susan G. Komen at Foundation’s Golf Outing and Survivor Breakfast Fundraiser

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National Association of Professional Women Baton Rouge Local Chapter Members attended the Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s recent Ascension Pink Ribbon Scramble and Survivor Breakfast. The Chapter was following through on its commitment to support the important work of the foundation.

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As women, we have the power to choose whether we are going to be part of the problem or part of the solution. The NAPW platform is an excellent venue where women can come together to empower...

Following through on their commitment to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure, members of the NAPW Baton Rouge Local Chapter attended the foundation’s Ascension Pink Ribbon Scramble and Survivor Breakfast on July 19th at the Pelican Point Golf Course in Gonzales, Louisiana. The Chapter had unanimously pledged its support of Komen at its July professional networking meeting.

The breakfast was held between 7:30am and 8:30am and was immediately followed by the Ascension Pink Ribbon Scramble Golf Tournament. Komen Baton Rouge Affiliate served as the honorary chair of the event and was represented by board members, advocates, and volunteers in attendance.

NAPW Baton Rouge Local Chapter President Trina G. Armstrong and member Niki Marie Hansen met with the Komen Baton Rouge Affiliate at the event and spoke to them about the Baton Rouge Local Chapter Members’ decision to adopt Susan G. Komen for the Cure as the charity it would support. On behalf of the NAPW Baton Rouge Local Chapter, Trina expressed the Chapter’s desire to extend members’ time and talents to the Komen charity.

“Knowing that Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been responsible for raising awareness about the importance of regular breast cancer screenings and raising funds used for breast cancer research, the NAPW Baton Rouge Chapter Members are proud to extend their assistance to such a worthy charity,” said Trina.

The prevalence and incidence rates of breast cancer in women indicate that many women may confront this dreaded disease at some point in their lifetime. According to reports published by the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer that occurs in women. Given these facts, NAPW Baton Rouge Local Chapter members believe it is possible that they all knew or have been involved with a woman that has battled this disease. Of particular importance to them is that the death rate from breast cancer in Louisiana is higher than the national average.

At the July Baton Rouge Chapter Networking Meeting, Trina spoke to members about the importance of getting involved, supporting the community through taking part in charitable causes, and the many benefits of being a part of NAPW.

“It is so important to establish an active, core group of members who are committed to reaping the benefits of their NAPW affiliation in tandem with promoting the association to the betterment of the community,” Trina said. “As women, we have the power to choose whether we are going to be part of the problem or part of the solution. The NAPW platform is an excellent venue where women can come together to empower and improve not only their lives, but the lives of other women.”

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Trina invited the Komen Baton Rouge Affiliate to speak at the October 10th, 2012 Baton Rouge Local Chapter networking meeting. Komen activities are planned throughout the remainder of the year and will provide NAPW Baton Rouge Chapter Members with ample opportunities to get involved and to represent the Chapter in a positive light.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is the largest and most recognized network of female professionals. NAPW provides a forum where women can interact, exchange ideas, educate, network, and empower. NAPW Local Chapters allow members to maximize their experience through meetings, networking opportunities, and professional events.

For additional information regarding the NAPW Baton Rouge Local Chapter and/or NAPW, please visit http://www.napw.com.

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