television pioneer Xernona Clayton on April 1, to present a one-woman show aimed at engaging, educating and empowering women of color to end breast cancer.
"We treasure our relationship with this inspiring icon of dignity, achievement and service," said Andrea Anderson, director, integrated marketing at Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. "Ms. Clayton's one-woman show will make you laugh and cry as she talks about her work and friendships with famous history-makers."
Ms. Clayton, an award winning journalist, is also the founder, president and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc. and creator and executive producer of the Trumpet Awards, a prestigious event highlighting African American accomplishments. In 1965, she accepted a position with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She also traveled extensively with Mrs. Coretta Scott King. Ms. Clayton was employed by Turner Broadcasting for nearly 30 years as one of the highest-ranking female employees.
Since 1996, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Los Angeles County Affiliate has contributed over $7 million to provide support for breast cancer services sponsored by local non-profit clinics, hospitals and community based organizations in Los Angeles County. 75% of the net proceeds from local fundraisers stay in Los Angeles County to fund community grants and the remaining 25% of net proceeds helps fund Komen for the Cure breast cancer research.
For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.