First American Title Sponsors 2015 Susan G. Komen Orange County Race For The Cure®
September 10, 2015, Santa Ana, Calif.,
First American Title Insurance Company, a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services and the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), today announced its support of Susan G. Komen® Orange County as a Platinum Sponsor for the Komen Orange County Race for the Cure®, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.
The Race for the Cure is the premier 5K fundraising event that celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. As a sponsor, First American Title will work with the Komen Orange County Affiliate and play a key role in funding the event, which is expected to raise more than $2 million this year.
Women's advocacy is one of three core areas where First American focuses its corporate philanthropic efforts under its company-wide Caring for Our Community initiative. As part of the emphasis on women's advocacy across the country, First American is also sponsoring three other Komen Race for the Cure® events in 2015: San Francisco (Sept. 27), Phoenix (Oct. 11) and Dallas (Oct. 17), as well as supporting more than 10 other fundraising walks benefitting breast cancer awareness and research.
"The reason women's advocacy is important to First American is simple, approximately 70 percent of our employees are women. So, there's a natural passion among our employees for women's health, family and welfare issues, said Mark Rutherford, senior vice president of corporate human resources, First American Title. "The strong reputation and tremendous impact of the Komen Race for the Cure events make them an ideal and engaging way for First American and our employees to support a critical women's health issue."
The Orange County Race for the Cure, which takes place Sunday, Sept. 27 at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, Calif., features a morning of two co-ed 5K runs, with a new timing chip option for the 7:15 a.m. Race, a Kids One-Mile Fun Run & Family Walk presented by Knott's Berry Farm, large expo, and a breast cancer survivor tribute.
"As a trusted member of the greater Orange County business and real estate community for more than 125 years, our team is excited to be involved and looking forward to doing our part to make this a great event," said Don Kennedy, vice president of First American Title's Orange County office.
"We thank First American for joining us and are delighted that they will be sponsoring this year's Race," said Lisa Wolter, executive director of the Komen Orange County Affiliate. "This important Komen fundraising event would not be possible without their support, as sponsors play an essential role in making the Race a success. We are looking forward to working together with First American to help end breast cancer forever."
First American joins this year's local Presenting Sponsors The Allergan Foundation, Chevron, Knott's Berry Farm, The Orange County Register, Ralphs and Food 4 Less, and fellow Platinum Sponsors ABC7, Fashion Island and Pacific Life insurance Company.
According to Komen Race for the Cure, corporate sponsors contribute 20% of total funds raised by the event, and 75 percent of all the money raised stays in the community to fund local breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects. The remaining 25 percent supports the Susan G. Komen Research and Grant Training Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research.
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world's largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $800 million in research and provided more than $1.7 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy's life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/susangkomen and Twitter @SusanGKomen.
About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Orange County
Susan G. Komen is the world's largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy's life. Komen Orange County is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Orange County Race for the Cure®, Komen Orange County has invested more than $35 million in community breast health programs in Orange County and has helped contribute to the more than $800 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 714957-9157 or visit komenoc.org.
About First American Title Insurance Company
First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through its direct operations and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. First American Title provides comprehensive title insurance coverage and professional services for real estate purchases, construction, refinances, and equity loans. For more information, visit www.firstam.com/title.