PTS Therapist Eileen Ortals was interviewed – along with her walking partner Debbie Vasek -- on CBS 3 about the 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk benefitting Susan G. Komen for a Cure.
Channel 3 anchor Natasha Brown’s questions for Eileen centered on the physical training for this 60-mile trek, as well as the fundraising.
“The training itself, although we like to walk, is a lot of time,” Eileen noted. “It’s 3-4 hours at least every weekend. It also involves a lot of fund-raising, and that’s challenging. You have to raise about $2300 per person.”
PTS, Inc. is proud to be one of the organizations sponsoring Eileen and her team for this great event.
As part of the same feature, CBS-3 also interviewed breast-cancer survivor Pat Renzulli, representing the National Philanthropic Trust.
“Fundraising is the critical piece of this,” Renzulli said. “Most of those funds go to Susan G. Komens for the Cure, the world’s leading grassroots organization, and the bulk of those funds are spent on research.”
In 2008, there were more than 3000 participants in the Philadelphia 3-Day Walk for the Cure alone. In all, $110 million were raised in the 15 cities participating.
Renzulli concluded, noting that progress has been made. “Twenty-five years ago, someone with an early diagnosis of breast cancer had a 76% chance of survival. That number now is 98%.”
CBS gave this important event a lot of time, roughly 2 minutes and 30 seconds on air altogether.
Great job Eileen.
The net proceeds from the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure™ are invested in breast cancer research and community programs.
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 and launched the global breast cancer movement.
Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure® and the Komen 3-Day for the Cure, the organization has invested more than $1.5 billion to fulfill its promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
Komen for the Cure’s commitment to the 3-Day event has always been strong. Formerly known as the Breast Cancer 3-Day®, Komen for the Cure received 85 percent of the net proceeds to fund breast cancer research and community programs.
In 2010, Komen for the Cure strengthened its commitment to the Breast Cancer 3-Day, by becoming the organizer of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure™. It's the same bold event with the same incredible spirit, but now under a new banner that brings it closer into the fold of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® family of events.
Visit Komen for the Cure on the web at: http://www.the3day.org/site/PageServer
Pediatric Therapeutic Services (PTS) Inc. provides advanced therapy staffing solutions to school districts, charter schools, and early intervention programs. The organization integrates comprehensive therapy management with related services and program supports to streamline operations, reduce costs, and improve classroom performance.
PTS was included on Inc. Magazine's list of the 5,000 fastest-growing, private companies in America and ‘Philadelphia’s 100 Fasting Growing Companies’ for 2007, 2008, and 2009. In November of 2009, The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce named PTS recipient of its Customer Service of the Year Award. In both 2009 and 2010, PTS was named an American Business Awards ‘Stevie Award for Women in Business’ Finalist for Best Overall Service Business in the USA.
Founded in 1998, PTS is headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA, serving southeastern PA, northern DE, southwestern CT, southeastern NY, and all of NJ. Visit PTS online at http://www.pts-inc.net
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