Tallahassee, FL – Today, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) shares support for The Promise Fund of Florida. The Promise Fund of Florida is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the outcomes and reduce deaths from breast and cervical cancers in Palm Beach County. The Promise Fund of Florida seeks to save lives through early detection by utilizing patient navigation, community awareness, partnerships, and policy change. Founded by by Nancy G. Brinker, Julie Fisher Cummings, and Laurie Silvers, The Promise Fund of Florida works to improve the lives of men and women of all socioeconomic background.
“The hospitality industry is the largest employment sector in the United States and has one of the largest impacts on people across Florida,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “We know the impact that breast cancer has on people in our industry, and as a breast cancer survivor, I know the personal impact it can have on one’s life. Nancy Brinker is a hero to so many women, and FRLA wants to continue to support her work and efforts across the state.”
“Women of diversity are dying of breast and cervical cancer at an alarming rate, and they are dying right here in South Florida,” said The Promise Fund of Florida founder Nancy Brinker. “Our goal is to reduce early deaths from breast and cervical cancer in our community, and The Promise Fund is the way to do it.”
In addition to Promise Fund of Florida, Nancy Brinker also founded the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer, in honor of her sister who passed away from breast cancer in 1980. This organization has invested more than $2.9 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy, and programs in more than 60 countries.
The Promise Fund of Florida continues to make a difference in the lives of women across Florida by directly impacting local communities.
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