Komen CSNJ Second Annual IMPACT Luncheon Features Breast Cancer Researcher, Survivor and Metastatic Liver

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Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey (Komen CSNJ) will host its second annual IMPACT Luncheon on Friday, March 23, 2018 at The Hamilton Manor, an event aiming to educate and inspire while raising funds for life-saving breast cancer services in the local community.

The IMPACT Luncheon, sponsored by TD Bank, RWJBarnabas Health and On Target Staffing, is dedicated to making a difference and supporting those impacted by breast cancer. This empowering event will feature networking, raffles and prizes, and includes a special recognition of breast cancer survivors.

“The IMPACT Luncheon is an important event dedicated to making a difference, raising hope and funds for the fight against breast cancer,” said Mary Ellen Meara, IMPACT Luncheon Committee Co-Chair and Komen CSNJ board member. “The success of this event will further our vision of a world without breast cancer.”

Guests will hear the important stories of three empowering guest speakers and learn about their experiences with breast cancer:

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· Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD, Chief of Molecular Oncology and Associate Director for Translational Research, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

· Meryl Marshall, Founder, Hynt Beauty and breast cancer survivor

· Melissa Surdez, Senior Human Resources Director, Johnson & Johnson and metastatic breast cancer liver

“The IMPACT Luncheon committee is thankful to the speakers who will be sharing their journey through how this disease has changed their lives,” said Elizabeth James, IMPACT Luncheon Committee Co-Chair and Komen CSNJ board member. “We hope to make a powerful impact that inspires attendees to act, donate and get involved with Susan G. Komen’s mission.”

Tickets, ad journal and sponsorship opportunities are available now at komencsnj.org/impact.

“I am looking forward to meeting the men and women whose lives have been affected by this disease and hearing their stories,” said Dr. Ganesan. “Ultimately it is men and women affected by these illnesses and their families who are the most inspiring.”

About Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey
Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey (Komen CSNJ) is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen CSNJ Race for the Cure®, Komen CSNJ has invested nearly $15 million in community breast health programs in its 13-county service area and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 609–896–1201 or visit komencsnj.org.

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