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Debbie Schaeffer, owner of Mrs. G’s TVs Appliance and Sleep Center, granddaughter of the original Mrs. G, local business woman, and community leader was honored last Friday at Susan G. Komen’s 12th Annual Spirit of Jane Rodney Celebration at the historic Trenton War Memorial.

The reception pays tribute to Jane Rodney, the dedicated late director of Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey, who was a leader in the fight against breast cancer and brought the Race for the Cure to New Jersey in 1994. The event also aims to honor community leaders who share her dedication to the fight against breast cancer. 

debbie sDebbie Schaeffer was honored with an Individual Achievement Award. In her speech at the event, Schaeffer expressed her gratitude to the organization and the women in her life,

“My grandmother and my twin girls, who are turning 21 this summer, were my inspiration to support women organizations that are focused on health and business. I was drawn to SGK’s local efforts, with so many volunteers giving their time and support as well as more than 75% of the organization’s proceeds supporting local community grant programs. I’m a strong believer in a healthy community; we need Susan G Komen to continue to turn breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors through education and screening programs. Breast cancer robs women of economic opportunities who might otherwise be a driving force of our economy and the community.”

Mrs. G’s has hosted several creative breast cancer awareness and fundraiser events including a “Paint the Fridge Pink” contest and a “Cook for the Cure,” a cooking class in the Mrs. G’s showroom prepared by Chef Mary Beth, the Chair of the event.

ribboncutting_lowresMrs. G TV, Appliances & Sleep Center celebrated the move to their new location next to Worldwide Wholesale Flooring Mrs. G’s will operate out of the temporary location, the on-site warehouse at the back of the property, while the new retail showroom is built. A grand opening is slated for Fall 2014, their 79th year in business. The new address is 2720 US 1 Business, at the corner of Darrah Lane, in Lawrenceville.

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists the only grassroots organization fighting to cure breast cancer at every stage, from the causes to the cures and the pain and anxiety of every moment in between. The Komen Central and South Jersey affiliate is committed to increasing screening mammography in order to save lives through early breast cancer detection. Twenty-five percent of the affiliate proceeds support innovative national breast cancer research programs while the remaining 75% supports local community grants programs.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, and a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, photographing mushrooms, and misguided adventures in random hobbies. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), serves on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance, and holds the elected position as the Hopewell Borough Democratic Committee Municipal Chairwoman.

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