Brackets for the Cure 2021

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Join the Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio Associate Council for the biggest March Madness event of the year, the 8th Annual Brackets for the Cure! In 2019, the event raised over $8,000 to help fight breast cancer. This year, we hope to raise even more!

For each donation of $25, you can fill out one bracket for the NCAA® Men’s Basketball Tournament online (unlimited entries, as long as you make the $25 donation per bracket) and go head to head in the Komen NEO Bracketology game through CBS


First Place: $500 Visa Gift Card – JON BIERMAN
Second Place: $250 Visa Gift Card – PATRICK SANDERBECK
Third Place: $100 Visa Gift Card – JOE NEWMAN

The top three finishers all picked the Baylor Bears to win it all. Although many of us had busted brackets early in the tournament, these three were able to weather the storm of upsets and come out on top! Many thanks to all of you that supported this fundraising initiative for Susan G. Komen. We were able to raise $6,210 for our Helpline, Treatment Assistance Program, Patient Navigation Services, Research and Advocacy efforts. A special thank to the Northeast Ohio Associate Council of Susan G. Komen for their continued hard work and support of this initiative. Please give our sponsors a virtual round of applause for their continued support as well! Tucker Ellis has been our Slam Dunk sponsor since we started the Brackets event, and our Three Point sponsor, Bober, Markey, Fedorovich have been involved since day one as well.  Ray’s Place and Furniture Warehouse Ohio are also long-standing sponsors and we can’t thank them enough for all they have done to support our mission.

We will be back in March 2022, so watch your email inbox for the invite to join our Bracket Challenge next year!



Returning PlayersClick here to enter the online bracket tournament. Just enter your ID and password in the boxes provided.

New PlayersClick here to enter the online bracket tournament. Click on “REGISTER.”  Fill out the registration page.  If not automatically redirected to SGK’s bracket group, click here then click “JOIN GROUP”. If prompted, enter the pool Password “pinkpicks.”

To activate your bracket and be eligible for prizes, you MUST donate $25 per bracket to Komen NEO by 12pm on Friday, March 19. Click here to activate your bracket. The cutoff date for submitting brackets on CBS Sports is 11am on March 19. If you have any questions about the tournament or issues with the registration process, please contact Seth Linnick at Thank you to our sponsors! For complete contest rules, please click here.

Slam Dunk Sponsor


Three Point Sponsors

Lay Up Sponsors 

About the Associate Council

The Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio Associate Council is a new generation of young and aspiring professional men and women, engaged in a culture of philanthropy to support the fight to end breast cancer forever. The Associate Council was launched in the Fall of 2013, to offer individuals between the ages of 21 and 40 a chance to socialize, network and make a significant impact in the community. The Associate Council is dedicated to the Komen vision of a world without breast cancer by promoting breast cancer awareness, providing volunteer support and raising funds through innovative programs. For more information please contact (216) 292-2873 or