Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Donate $160,000 to Susan G. Komen Oklahoma
January 27, 2020
DURANT, Okla. (Jan. 27, 2020) – The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Choctaw Casinos & Resorts presented a check totaling $160,000 on Thursday, Jan. 16 to Susan G. Komen Oklahoma to help educate, fight and detect breast cancer. In attendance was Abbi Lee, Chief Executive Officer of Susan G. Komen Oklahoma, Choctaw Nation and Choctaw Casino leadership, survivors and fighters.
“Choctaw Nation has made a huge difference with their generous donation,” states Abbi Lee, Chief Executive Officer of Susan G. Komen Oklahoma. “We’ve been able to provide over 1,000 mammograms in the southeastern Oklahoma service area and trained four patient navigators that have helped women with care; which we’ve seen a 15 percent increase of women staying in care and a decrease of 13 percent from the time a woman gets screened to the time she gets diagnosed.”
For six consecutive years, Choctaw Casinos & Resorts has raised money throughout the month of October by donating 100 percent of specialty cocktail sales, guest donations, t-shirt sales and a donation from the Choctaw Nation, totaling more than $560,000 to help fight for a cure.
“Each year, our resorts and the Choctaw Nation come together to make donations to support breast cancer research and help raise awareness to our guests and community,” states Heidi Grant, Executive Officer of Gaming Hospitality. “The entire Choctaw family is truly inspired by the immense support that Choctaw guests, associates and tribal members have demonstrated towards this worthy cause.”
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® and Komen Oklahoma
Komen Oklahoma is helping fuel research, advocate for patients and support people facing breast cancer locally through a variety of direct patient-centered services and by collaborating with area providers to remove barriers and connect people to needed care across Oklahoma. For more information, call 405-526-2873 for Oklahoma City area or 918-392-2745 for Tulsa area or visit www.komenoklahoma.org