Floyd Mayweather Jr. makes good on promise, donates to Susan G. Komen Foundation
Jan 19, 2012
It was announced that boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has donated $100,000 to a breast cancer support organization, something he promised to a Nevada judge, according to The Associated Press.
Mayweather gave the money to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a research and support foundation. He presented the organization with the money during a news event at his gym in Las Vegas this past Wednesday, the media outlet reports.
Foundation executive Stephanie Kirby told the news source that the money will go far in the Las Vegas affiliate, as it operates with a $1 million annual budget.
Mayweather's lawyers assured the judge who sentenced Mayweater in a domestic case in December that he would make the donation.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. It is recommended that once a woman turns 40, she should schedule annual mammograms. Those who have an extensive family history of the disease may want to do so earlier, as a genetic disposition is a known risk factor.