MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown's 70 South Art Gallery opened the Susan G. Komen’s North Jersey Journeys of Courage on February 20. The exhibit is a photographic journey that chronicles the stories of both Breast Cancer survivors and those who have tragically lost their lives to it. Through a collaboration between Susan G. Komen North Jersey and American Express, these stories were showcased under one roof for the first time.
By presenting the power and resolve of those with Breast Cancer, Journeys of Courage aims to inspire those who are fighting the disease. Along with serving as motivation, this event acted as a gathering of the survivors, fundraisers, and dedicated members of Susan G. Komen North Jersey to build momentum leading up to its upcoming fundraiser Komen’s More Than Pink Walk.
Those in attendance heard from 75-year-old survivor Lois Solomon. Despite being diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer, Lois has been fortunate to survive for 11 years “I feel like a miracle.” Lois' friends and family actively fundraise for Breast Cancer. Recently, her granddaughter raised $2,000 through a lemonade stand.
Susan G. Komen North Jersey is a non-profit organization devoted to those afflicted with Breast Cancer. Their mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in communities and investing in breakthrough research. Komen’s goal is to reduce the mortality rate of Breast Cancer to 50% by 2026.
The Journeys of Courage Exhibit will be on display in the Morristown Art Gallery on 70 South Street until Tuesday, February 25 th . The exhibit’s hours are listed on the Susan G. Komen North Jersey Journeys of Courage Exhibit’s Facebook page.
Komen’s More Than Pink Walk will be held at Liberty State Park in Jersey City on May 9 th . Registration along with other information can be found on their website www.komennorthjersey.org.