On Sept. 18 in New York City, the Women’s Jewelry Association Metropolitan Chapter and Greenwich Jewelers’ team “Sparkle for the Cure” raised more than $7,000 for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
“As an organization servicing women, we felt it was important to give back to a charity dedicated to fighting breast cancer, a disease that has impacted the lives of so many people around the globe,” said WJA Metro Chapter co-president Karen Sampieri in a statement. “Greenwich Jewelers has taken part in Race for the Cure for years and was a natural choice to partner with.”
“Three years ago my aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. I heard the story of Nancy Brinker creating Susan G. Komen for the Cure out of love for her sister and I wanted to support it,” said Jennifer Gandia, co-owner of New York City’s Greenwich Jewelers, in a statement. “My mother is one of four sisters, I have a sister—it just spoke to me.”
“Sparkle for the Cure” will be making the walk an annual event; the team is looking to expand and raise even more money next year.