Businessman and philanthropist Rahim Hassanally looks back on $10,000 donation made to leading breast cancer foundation Susan G. Komen.
Susan G. Komen is the largest breast cancer organization in the United States. In a fantastic show of support, and aided by industry colleagues, businessman Rahim Hassanally has previously pledged an incredible $10,000 to the organization’s Sacramento chapter. Looking back, he reveals more about the generous donation and provides a closer look at the charity and its work.
“Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California serves a total of almost 30 counties across central and northernmost parts of the state,” reveals Hassanally. To date, his local chapter has contributed upwards of $20 million to breast cancer charities in the region.
A keen philanthropist and advocate for breast cancer awareness, Hassanally was determined to help fund ongoing research into the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and cure of the disease. “Accordingly, aided by my colleagues, we fundraised a total of $10,000 for the Sacramento Valley chapter of Susan G. Komen,” adds the businessman, a veteran of California’s automotive industry.
“We did so,” Hassanally continues, “to show our support and to assist those in our local community affected by breast cancer.”
With the funds raised, Rahim Hassanally and colleagues presented a check for $10,000 to Kelly MacMillan of Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California in a gesture which was covered by Solano County’s Daily Republic, part of McNaughton Newspapers, a local family-owned media company which also produces the Georgetown Gazette and Village Life.
Funds raised by Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California go chiefly toward grants made to community organizations and the region’s hospitals to provide cancer screening, treatment programs, and breast health education to local women. Additional funds, meanwhile, support the nationwide Komen Grants Program, responsible for groundbreaking breast cancer research and scientific programs both in the United States and overseas.
Across the United States, more than one million Susan G. Komen supporters partake in sponsored fundraising events each year, while over 370,000 advocates continue to fight for additional breast cancer research and better access to care.
“I’m immensely proud to support Susan G. Komen,” adds Hassanally, wrapping up, “as the organization continues to play a vital part in fighting breast cancer, both here in California and across America, as well as internationally.”
Rahim Hassanally is a Governor of California appointed Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board member, a member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, and a board member of the American International Automobile Dealers Association. An accomplished sportsman, a keen advocate for breast cancer awareness, and a supporter of a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, charities, and other good causes, Texas-native Hassanally’s professional accolades include making the Automotive News ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list and receiving recognition as the 18th annual Urban Wheel Awards ‘Urban Dealer of the Year.’
For more information about Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California, please visit https://komennccalifornia.org/.