Susan G. Komen

Celebrity Connections, Event Management, 

Media Relations


Susan G. Komen Chicago partnered with Mekky Media Relations to make its exclusive party at The Chicago Auto Show First Look for Charity a night to remember. The Mekky team was tasked with generating publicity for the private  Komen reception and helping create a memorable and impactful evening for charity.


Through extensive outreach, Mekky Media secured Val Warner of ABC 7’s Windy City Live to emcee, and activist and breast cancer survivor Cheryle Jackson and former Chicago Bear Israel Idonije as speakers. By cultivating networks across clients, celebrity, media and VIP stakeholders the Mekky team benefitted the charity and created an unforgettable moment for Komen Chicago. Emily Mackie of Inspired Interiors designed a room experience that allowed people toimagine a world without breast cancer.  Mackie transformed the room with 100 clear scan mammograms with messages from survivors turned into a wall of digital art.


The teams came together to create an exceptionally moving and impactful experience, and Mekky Media was able to generate publicity for both Inspired Interiors and Komen Chicago, encouraging Komen to participate in the exclusive event for years to come.

“I remain impressed by Michelle and her team—they work tirelessly to make sure that Susan G. Komen Chicago receives continued media coverage across a range of mediums.  In addition, her team has worked to connect our organization with others in the field with similar interests.  These connections have resulted in creative partnerships and enhanced impact in the community.”

- Tiosha Bailey, Executive Director, Susan G. Komen Chicago


2020 Silver Trumpet Award Business to Consumer, Joe's Imports Opening
2020 Silver Trumpet Award Non-Profit, ​Komen Chicago ​Race for the Cure​ Campaign​

2020 Stevie® Award Winner for Agency of the Year

2020 Agency Elite Top 100

2020 National Bulldog PR Awards, Komen Chicago Race for the Cure Campaign

2020 Official Member of the Forbes Agency Council

2020 IPRN (International PR Network) Member

2020 Expertise, Best PR Firms in Chicago

2019 Golden Trumpet Award Winner for Media Relations (Abt Electronics)

2019 Golden Trumpet Award Winner for Advocacy (Komen Chicago)

2019 National Business Enterprise (WBENC) Certified 

2018 Stevie® Award Winner for Women in Business, Entrepreneur of the Year

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