Green Flash’s Treasure Chest Beer and Food Fest to benefit Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen San Diego and Green Flash Brewing Co. are teaming up this coming Sunday to raise money for breast cancer research.
Shaina Gross, president and CEO of Susan G. Komen San Diego, Dave Adams, director of beer education at Green Flash Brewing Co., and Brad Keiller, co-founder of Nomad Donuts visited the studio to preview the 8th Annual “Treasure Chest Beer + Food Fest” and talk about their mission to save lives.
Green Flash will donate proceeds from the Treasure Chest program to Susan G. Komen San Diego to fight breast cancer. This popular event has drawn upwards of 1,000 attendees and will feature some of the rarest Green Flash beer available, specialty one-off beers, food pairings from local chefs, live culinary demos, music, activities and more. Established in 2011 by Green Flash Co-Founder and breast cancer survivor, Lisa Hinkley, Treasure Chest is an annual fundraising program to raise money for breast cancer charities. The program has raised over $250,000 for national and regional breast cancer charities.
Since its inception in 1995, Susan G. Komen San Diego has invested more than $19 million to global breast cancer research and local breast health services. Susan G. Komen is the largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research outside of the U.S. government. Much of that investment has been awarded to scientists in San Diego, and nearly 40 percent of our research investment is focused on metastatic disease.
Locally, Komen San Diego provides free mammograms, biopsies, ultrasounds, MRIs, care coordination, education and financial assistance for breast cancer patients’ most critical needs during treatment. The organization also has a robust public policy and advocacy arm to ensure healthcare access and scientific progress. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Seventy-five percent of every dollar raised in San Diego stays in San Diego County to fund breast health services for uninsured and under-insured women and their families. The remaining 25 percent funds international breast cancer research. For more information, please visit www.komensandiego.org.