Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Susan G. Komen Foundation Partner for Seventh Consecutive Year to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness
October 13, 2020
DURANT, Okla. (October 13, 2020) – For seven consecutive years, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Choctaw Casinos & Resorts have partnered with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to help educate, fight and detect breast cancer.
“We understand that breast cancer is a horrible disease that affects so many of us,” states Heidi Grant, Executive Officer of Gaming & Hospitality at Choctaw Casinos & Resorts. “We know these funds are helping women and men battling breast cancer in Southeast Oklahoma and we’re honored to donate to such a worthy cause.”
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Choctaw Casinos & Resorts presented a check for $150,000 to Susan G. Komen Oklahoma, with a total of more than $710,000 donated over time to help fight for a cure.
“This has been an incredible partnership and we’re thankful to the Choctaw Nation and Choctaw Casinos for their continued support, especially during times like this,” states Abbi Lee, Chief Executive Officer of Susan G. Komen Oklahoma. “In the past, money has gone towards screenings and mobile mammography, this year we’ve become more innovative and creative by creating virtual programs and increased our outreach to our rural communities during these challenging times.”
About The Choctaw Nation
The Choctaw Nation is the third largest Indian Nation in the United States, with close to 200,000 tribal members. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, the historic boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma. The vision of the Choctaw Nation is “To achieve healthy, successful, productive, and self-sufficient lifestyles for a proud nation of Choctaws.” Tribal business success over the past few years has enabled the Choctaw Nation to begin to achieve this vision, as well as to assist the communities that are in the Choctaw Nation. Faith, Family and Culture are important values to Choctaw people. For more information about the Choctaw Nation, its culture, heritage and traditions, please go to www.choctawnation.com.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and Komen Tulsa
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Tulsa is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure®, Komen Tulsa has invested more than $5.6 million in community breast health programs in 30 counties across eastern Oklahoma and has helped contribute to the more than $800 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 918-392-2745 or visit komentulsa.org.