The Greene Turtle, a 44-unit family-friendly sports-themed casual-dining restaurant, has donated $17,450 to Susan G. Komen, Maryland/Central and Southern Delaware, to support breast cancer research and provide real-time help to those who are facing the disease. Recognizing a shared commitment to elevate local communities, The Greene Turtle pledged $5 from each sale throughout last October of its “Pink is the New Greene” t-shirt, a special-issue item created to raise funds for and awareness of breast cancer.
Shelley Collins, Vice President of Human Resources and Training for The Greene Turtle and a breast cancer survivor herself, said, “Breast cancer is multi-dynamic, affecting not only the patient but also her family, friends and society in various ways. I am grateful to The Greene Turtle and Susan G. Komen for fighting the fight with me and with all who are affected by this devastating disease. I know the funds we’ve raised through the sale of our ‘Pink is the New Greene’ t-shirts will go directly toward making a positive impact on those going through breast cancer and on the efforts to find a cure!”
Geovannie Concepcion, president/CEO of The Greene Turtle, adds, “We are proud to support the ongoing mission of Susan G. Komen. The Greene Turtle is committed to supporting communities through specific initiatives like this, through our Funds for Friends program that partners with organizations of all kinds and contributes a portion of a day’s proceeds to support them, through our annual Tips for Tots fundraiser that lets us donate gifts to local Toys for Tots drives at Christmas, and many other programs. It is essential that we give back and do our part to be a positive factor in the communities we serve.
The Greene Turtle has a history of supporting Susan G. Komen since 2007, and first began offering its “Pink is the New Greene” t-shirts for sale to boost its support in 2016.
Michael Jessup, Executive Director, Susan G. Komen, Maryland/CE and SO Delaware says, “We are so grateful for our long-standing partnership with The Greene Turtle. These funds will save lives through local breast health programs and research.”