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We wanted to share this letter from the Susan G. Komen®. Dr. Melendez has chosen to donate a portion of all his breast reconstruction surgeries to Komen Connecticut.

Mark,

Susan G. Komen® has funded more than $889 million in breast cancer research since its inception in 1982, contributing to a 34% decline in breast cancer mortality in the U.S. Your past support has helped to make that possible and we ask that you continue your commitment so this groundbreaking research can continue.

Mark M. Melendez, MD, of Wilton, is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a member of the Komen Connecticut Board of Directors. As someone who often meets women battling breast cancer, he is committed to the mission of Susan G. Komen®—to save lives and end breast cancer forever. To support the local fight against breast cancer, Dr. Melendez has chosen to donate a portion of all his breast reconstruction surgeries for several months to Komen Connecticut.

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“I am proud to be on the Board of Directors of Komen Connecticut. As a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, who performs breast reconstruction surgery for cancer patients, I know the importance of educating patients about prevention, screening, treatment, and surgical options. I am honored to be a part of this esteemed organization, which is on the forefront of the fight to eradicate breast cancer.”

Sincerely,We ask that you make Komen Connecticut a part of your year-end giving. Give a gift to your neighbors today.

Komen Connecticut

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