Palmer’s is a proud sponsor of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.
Breast Cancer Care was founded by Betty Westgate in 1972, four years after her own diagnosis of breast cancer in 1968. A celebrated breast cancer campaigner, Betty lived for more than 30 years following her diagnosis and passed away in 2000. At the outset, the charity was called Cancer Education Voluntary Service; the name was later changed to Breast Care and Mastectomy Association of Great Britain in 1987 and again to Breast Cancer Care in 1994. Breast Cancer Care is here for anyone affected by breast cancer. Their mission is to bring people together, provide information and support, and campaign for improved standards of care. Breast cancer is now the most common cancer in the UK. Around 50,000 people, including 300 men, are diagnosed with the disease each year. Just over 12,000 women die from breast cancer every year in the UK.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, formerly known as The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, is an organization supporting breast cancer research. Since its inception in 1982, Komen has raised over $1 billion for research, education and health services, making it the largest breast cancer charity in the US. Komen has more than 75,000 volunteers nationwide - 122 affiliates in the United States (47 of 50 states) and 3 in other countries. Susan G. Komen for the Cure received Charity Navigator's highest rating, four stars.
With performances on three continents and five Choir Olympic gold medals to their credit, the Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC), is recognized as one of today's finest and most influential youth choruses. YPC was founded in 1988 by its Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez with a commitment to diversity and musical excellence, and today, more than 1,100 children of many ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds participate annually through the chorus' core after-school program and its Satellite program in New York City schools. In residence at the 92nd Street Y and Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, 60th and Broadway, YPC has been recognized as "a national model of artistic excellence and diversity" by the Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities.