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KCI honors inspirational individuals and organizations-Community Service Awards

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For assisting in efforts to reach the community with the importance of breast cancer early detection, cancer care, and/or survivorship at large in a volunteer capacity.

Organization: Binson's Home Health Centers, Inc., Center Line, Long-time supporter of patients and families through Karmanos Cancer Institute and Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®

Pam Binson

Binson’s family members and employees have contributed time and talent. They recognize the terrible burden of breast cancer and work in countless ways to make things better and more bearable.

“Thanks to improvements in treatment and early detection, breast cancer patients have a much better chance of survival than they did just a short time ago. Though we have made progress, there is still more to be done and Binson's is very proud of our involvement with the Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure.” – The Binson Family

Individual: Sean C. Keenan, Volunteer Photography Chair, Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®, and Past Board President, Michigan Association of CPAs

Sean C. Keenan

Sean Keenan led a team of artists to create thousands of photographic images that were useful in many ways, but above all, brought treasured memories and comfort to grieving families.

"I share this award with all of the volunteer photographers whose efforts resulted in the Detroit Race being the most thoroughly photographically documented across Komen’s series of 130 events. They created photos that are beautiful, poignant, and provide our community with tremendous memories. Within our collection are many depictions of survivors who are struggling with their disease, and friends lost to breast cancer for whose families we can provide treasured images. I cannot adequately express my gratitude for the photographers’ wonderful dedication, skills, and unique perspective." – Sean Cassidy Keenan

In Memory: Jill Smith, Karmanos Cancer Institute Volunteer

Accepting the award in Jill's memory was her brother Harry Smith

As Jill Smith battled her own disease, she continued to support and sustain others in meaningful ways that allowed her to soar.

"You are closer to glory leaping an abyss than upholstering a rut." – James Broughton.


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