Go Pink with Mike

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is now the world’s largest breast cancer organization and the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer with more than $1.9 billion invested to date.

Three friends of mine were diagnosed with breast cancer just this year, so this hits home. Then my doctor discovered a small mass in my left breast after my mammogram in June, which was confirmed by ultrasound. They gave me a choice – wait six months and have it checked again or go ahead with a biopsy. I chose the biopsy. Thankfully, it turned out to be a fibroadenoma, which is benign. But others aren’t so lucky.

That’s why I’m excited about Jersey Mike’s Subs most recent fundraiser which kicked off in May, “Mike’s Way to a Cure,” benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The program will run through October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Mike’s Way to a Cure” will raise a minimum of $350,000 for Komen for the Cure through the sales of pink souvenir cups, t-shirts, and the Pink Ribbon Combo (consisting of a sub, chips and a drink).

There are two locations nearby. The Peachtree City store is located in the McIntosh Village Shopping Center near the entrance to Wal-Mart. The Newnan location is at Coweta Crossing Shopping Center (near Publix), just past Thomas Crossroads.  If you like Northeast-style subs, I highly recommend the #13 Pink Ribbon Combo – dressed up Mike’s Way, of course.

And ladies…please don’t forget to do your self exam every month and get a yearly mammogram (or as prescribed by your doctor).

For more information on Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

Jill Prouty

Jill is a reader, writer, and professional librarian who enjoys spending her free time with her husband of twelve years and their two sons. She has an MSLS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

July 19, 2011