MBA Student Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer

September 04, 2012
 
Albert Fonticiella, a first-year MBA student at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, has drawn inspiration from his friends’ experiences fighting breast cancer to become highly involved with Susan G. Komen’s Young Professional Committee. 
 
“It never is easy to hear a friend say they have breast cancer.  But unfortunately, I heard several such stories, he said. “Through my conversations about breast cancer, I learned that Susan G. Komen's research and programs positively impacted my friends' experiences fighting the disease. I saw an opportunity to do some good by involving myself with SGK's Young Professional Committee and by raising awareness of breast cancer resources.”
 
Fonticiella, who returned to business school to transform his healthcare policy consulting career into one that identifies ways for the private sector to improve healthcare systems internationally, has been working to plan the Komen’s Honoring the Promise Gala, which will be held Friday, September 28 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The star-studded, black-tie event pays tribute to real-life heroes and offers food and live performances. Young professionals (anyone under 40) can purchase a ticket for a discounted rate of $100. 
 
For further information, visit http://ww5.komen.org/honoringthepromise.html or contact Fonticiella at afonticiella@gmail.com
 
-- Joan Lim