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Komen Phoenix Introduces Director of Programs

The Phoenix Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has hired Phoenix resident Lee San Miguel as its Community Health and Mission Programs Director. In this position, Lee will oversee the Komen Phoenix Affiliate’s current and future mission programs, including grant making, community outreach, education programs, community partnerships and public policy initiatives.

“During the course of my career, I have been involved in community health initiatives and have truly enjoyed it,” says Lee. “I’m excited about this position, which offers me the opportunity to make a difference in our community, from creating new and innovative community partnerships to enhancing breast cancer services and programs throughout central and northern Arizona.”

Lee’s previous experience incudes 10 years of development and coordination within the City of Avondale, five years with Arizona’s Department of Health Services and more than 10 years of community service in Colorado. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Bernard M. Baruch College in New York, a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Planning from Metropolitan State College in Colorado. In addition, Lee is a certified facilitator and mediator.

“Lee’s strong background in creating successful, inclusive community teams, as well as his personal integrity and empathy for others, makes him well qualified to lead Komen Phoenix’s mission initiatives,” says Beverly Kruse, Komen Phoenix Executive Director. “He is also known for being an innovative problem solver, a skill that is extremely helpful in today’s economy and changing healthcare landscape.”

As Community Health and Mission Programs Director, Lee is responsible for helping Komen Phoenix meet the community’s breast health needs. He will lead the affiliate’s biennial community needs assessment and help develop strategic plans to close breast health gaps throughout central and northern Arizona. Lee will also represent the Affiliate among community organizations, public policy makers, volunteers and donors.

Lee lives in central Phoenix with his wife Kathy. The couple has two children and five grandchildren.

The Mint

Be "Pretty In Pink" And Raise Breast Cancer Awareness At The Mint

The month of October calls for gals and guys alike to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness month — just by dressing in pink. And The Mint in Old Town Scottsdale is hosting its “Pretty in Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness party on Thursday, October 4 — so you have a place to wear your LPD or pink polo.

Lyndsie LouThe premier restaurant and ultra-lounge’s Pretty in Pink event will raise funds and awareness for those suffering with breast cancer. The evening’s emcee will be Lyndsie “J” Lou, the host of The Valley Catch, which is a videography company equipped with a Spokesmodel to help and promote local businesses. Lou is also the host of “Destination TV,” an upcoming ABC show. But, attendees may best recognize her from “The Bachelor: Season 16,” as one of the bachelorettes vying for Ben Flajnik’s heart.

Entertainment includes beats by DJ Knick Knack. Specialties pink cocktails will be served, including the Blueberry Margarita, the Elevated Awareness (Hypnotic Harmonie, Chopin Vodka, freshly squeezed lemon juice, topped with champagne and a slice of strawberry served in a flute) and the BCA Sangria (a medley of dry white wine, strawberries, raspberries, lemon, lime and orange infused with Chopin and Hypnotic Harmonie, topped with a splash of ginger ale).

But what makes this cocktails even sweeter is that for every drink sold, $1 will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. It doesn’t stop there, though. Every pink drink sold throughout October will net an additional $1 toward the foundation.

But the big event of the night is the live auction, hosted by Lou. Items include a one-of-a-kind pink dress by Ted Baker, a signed basketball by Suns player Channing Frye, and a signed Jared Dudley jersey. All proceeds from these items will directly benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

For more information about The Mint’s “Pretty in Pink” party, visit themintaz.com.

The Mint’s “Pretty in Pink” Party
When: Thursday, October 4 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: 7373 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
Call: (480) 947-6468
Online: themintaz.com
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