Pictured left to right: Julie Madrigal, Justin Sansaver and Lauren Conley
(MARICOPA, Ariz. – Sept. 26, 2019) – The Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino High Roller Team hosted a bake sale on Sept. 12 to raise funds for the Susan G. Koman 3-Day. The High Rollers, who are participating in the Susan G. Komen 60 mile, 3-day event in San Diego Nov. 15-17, 2019, raised $1209.39. All proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
“Every year our team travels to San Diego to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day,” said Lauren Conley. “It’s a powerful event that raises awareness and funds for a very important issue. We’re lucky to work for an organization that has a long-standing reputation of promoting wellness and giving back to the community.”
The bake sale is just one of many events that are a part of Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino’s annual HERO Campaign for the Cause, an effort that raises awareness and funds throughout the year for women’s and men’s health issues.
According to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day:
- In 2019, more than 260,000 women and more than 2,600 men in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.
- One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
- Every two minutes, one case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman in the U.S.
- In 2019, more than 41,000 women and 500 men in the U.S. are expected to die from breast cancer.
- Early detection and effective treatment have resulted in a 39 percent decline in breast cancer mortality (deaths) in the U.S. between 1989-2015.
- It’s estimated that at least 154,000 people in the U.S. are living with metastatic breast cancer. There are more than 3.5 million people diagnosed with breast cancer living in the U.S. today.
About Susan G. Komen 3-Day
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day® is a 60-mile walk for women and men who are ready to go the distance and commit to ending breast cancer. Participants raise a minimum of $2,300 and walk an average of 20 miles a day for three consecutive days, educating tens of thousands of people about breast health and raising funds for breast cancer research, community health, patient care and advocacy with every step. It’s a big commitment, but it’s totally worth it.
Over the past 16 years and 170 events, the Komen 3-Day has raised more than $848 million— which Komen has used to save lives and make huge strides in breast cancer research. The net proceeds raised by the Susan G. Komen 3-Day help Susan G. Komen® build a world free of breast cancer through research, community, care and action. The funds raised have helped Komen’s mission to save lives from breast cancer, by investing more than $988 million in breakthrough research and more than $2.2 billion to support people and communities most at risk through programs to provide access to screening, treatment assistance, patient navigation and education.
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day® is a place where every moment is full of meaning, emotion and celebration. As participants cover the mileage on foot, volunteers help along the way. Each night of the event, walkers experience an incredible community of kindness that’s more than just a place to sleep; it’s where they can bond, share laughter and tears, and make memories with old and new friends.
About Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino:
Celebrating nearly 25 years in Maricopa, Arizona, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is Arizona’s first and only tribal casino to have an international management partner. Harrah’s Ak-Chin is the only casino in Arizona that allows guests, through its Caesars Rewards program, to unlock benefits and other prizes that can be used worldwide at the entire Caesars’ family of casinos.
Harrah’s Ak-Chin also boasts the only Bingo hall in the Caesars organization, continuing the proud heritage of William F. Harrah, who opened his first Bingo hall in Reno in 1937.
In addition to its slot machines, video poker, video Keno, statewide progressives and live action poker and Black Jack, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino guests can also enjoy a variety of dining options, including the Copper Cactus Grill, Chop, Block & Brew, Oak & Fork, Agave’s Restaurant, The Buffet and Dunkin’ Donuts®.
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino features 529 luxurious resort and tower guestrooms, spa and fitness center, and an outdoor swimming pool with swim-up bar.
Harrah’s Ak-Chin has been named a Most Admired Company by Arizona Business Magazine and Best Companies AZ, and Phoenix Business Journal has named the property one of the “Best Places to Work in the Valley” four consecutive years. Harrah’s Ak-Chin was also awarded a Volunteer Service Award from the Arizona Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism.
For more information about Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, visit www.harrahsakchin.comwww.harrahsakchin.com.