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JAMUL INDIAN VILLAGE OF CALIFORNIA JOINS LARGEST NONPROFIT FUNDER OF BREAST CANCER RESEARCH IN THE COUNTRY TO FIND A CURE
Jamul, CA, January 15, 2019 – The Jamul Indian Village of California joined the ranks of other outstanding local organizations that contribute to the overall mission of Susan G. Komen® San Diego.
In an effort to raise awareness and educate the community, the Jamul Casino established a fundraising effort and matched contributions from guests who supported Susan G. Komen San Diego. Today’s presentation of a check for $10,000 was a culmination of these efforts showing strong community support for the mission.
“We love working with the community to find the cures for breast cancer while improving the quality of life for so many women in San Diego,” said Shaina Gross, president & CEO of Komen San Diego. “We are proud that San Diego’s first residents, the Jamul Indian Village, has joined our effort with others to continue our work toward this mighty goal.”
“As a woman, I understand and appreciate the importance of screening for breast cancer as early detection and effective treatment can save lives,” stated Councilwoman Teresa Cousins from the Jamul Indian Village of California.
“We hope that everyone in San Diego will be as inspired as we are to join the effort to make a difference and help provide the much-needed resources to such a noble effort. We are proud of our
contribution and partnership with Komen San Diego, a true leader in the fight against breast cancer. It’s commitment to research, education and treatment has made a difference in the lives of so many women,” said Vice Chairman, Michael Hunter from the Jamul Indian Village of California.
Susan G. Komen is the largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research outside of the U.S. government. Nearly 40 percent of the research investment is focused on metastatic disease and much of that investment has been awarded to scientists in San Diego.
In San Diego, six women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer and unfortunately one woman a day passes away from this disease. However, early detection and effective treatment provide the best chance of survival from breast cancer.
About Jamul Indian Village of California
Jamul Indian Village of California is one of 13 federally recognized tribes that are part of the Kumeyaay Nation, with roots in east San Diego County going back 12,000 years. The Tribe uses revenue and resources from Jamul Casino to fund educational opportunities, healthcare, and housing initiatives for its members, and projects that benefit the surrounding community, through a tribal-state gaming compact with the State of California signed in 2015. For more information about Jamul Indian Village of California, please visit jamulindianvillage.com.