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Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County
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ISSUE: November 2018

Mission

Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

Our Bold Goal is to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.

Community Grant Program Update

2019 Community Grant Request Letters of Intent (LOI) Now Available

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Komen LA County is soliciting LOIs from non-profit organizations that propose to conduct breast health projects within Los Angeles County.

Funding is for non-duplicative, innovative projects serving the low-income, medically-underserved populations of LA County that address one or both of the following programmatic objectives: patient navigation and support projects, including psychosocial support.

Projects that focus on serving our priority populations will be favored in the grant selection process. Grants are available for up to twelve months (April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020). Grants for patient navigation projects must not exceed $20,000; and grants for support projects must not exceed $15,000.

For more information, please contact grants@komenlacounty.org.

Survivor Spotlight

Breast Cancer in men is rare, but it does happen.

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Meet Kenneth Todd Nelson, a recent breast cancer survivor, who is an advocate of men’s health issues and helping others facing their own cancer challenges.

In 2018, it's estimated that among men in the U.S., there will be:

  • 2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer (includes new cases of primary breast cancer, but not recurrences of original breast cancers)
  • 480 breast cancer deaths 

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Events & Programs

MORE THAN PINK Walk™ Early Bird Registration

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Between today to December 31, 2018, 

Register for the More Than Pink Walk for only $15!

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6th Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference
"Collaborative Care: From the Laboratory to Life"


Our annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference is made possible through a donation provided by Pfizer Inc and Lilly Oncology, and the support from Odonate Therapeutics and City of Hope Hospital.

Thank you for continuing to support our mission to educate and raise awareness on breast health and cancer!

 

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Event Questions?
Phone: 805-908-2054
Email: mbc@komenlacounty.org

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Lace Up for the Cure®

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Thank you to our National Apparel and Footwear Sponsor New Balance for “Putting their Feet in the Fight” to end breast cancer.  Gear up with the Lace Up for the Cure® Collection and 5% of your purchase benefits Susan G. Komen.

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Pink Ribbon Banking Program

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Thank you to Bank of America for supporting Susan G. Komen through the Pink Ribbon Banking program.

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Save the Date: #GivingTuesday

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Give the gift of a mammogram.

Donate to Susan G. Komen LA this #GivingTuesday to provide crucial breast health screenings, breast health education programs, free mammograms, patient navigation services and treatment assistance support for medically underserved women.

Help Susan G. Komen reach its Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026. 

Join our fight. Help us save lives. 

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Thank You Spotlights

Drive for a Cause

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We thank Fletcher Jones California for teaming up with Susan G. Komen Affiliates in California for the second consecutive year to raise money to cover costs for women in need of a life-saving mammogram.

During the month of October, Fletcher Jones will donate $25 for every new Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Porsche purchase or lease!  


 

Sweating on Sorority Row to Fight Breast Cancer

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, athleisure line, Sweat With Soul hosted an event on USC’s sorority row in an effort to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. 

A group of young women (and a few men!) gathered on the Alpha Delta Phi lawn Sunday afternoon for a boxing workout, dubbed the Woman Warrior Workout led by Box Union

Participants took pictures in front of a pink ballon Warrior Wall and sipped on Suja juice after the workout. 

“I knew the girls would show up for a good cause,” says USC Panhellenic Director of Wellness and Athletics Caroline Hilton. 

Co-founder of the brand and KTLA Meteorologist Liberte Chan says, “It was important to me to put on an event like this because my grandmother had breast cancer. She had a single mastectomy and lived over 20 years after that surgery. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been affected by cancer in some way. This is a disease that is unfortunately too common and if I can anything to help raise money and awareness, I’m all for it. I know there is a cure!”

Proceeds from the event were donated to Susan G Komen’s LA Chapter. 

An Attitude of Gratitude

During the month of October, various organizations and individuals helped Susan G. Komen LA County further its mission through fundraisers, community partnerships and health events!

We thank YOU for helping us to raise funds and increase the exposure of breast health resources and services for Los Angelenos throughout the county!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Community Partners:

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Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®
5901 W. Century Boulevard, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone: 310-575-3011 · Fax: 310-477-7042 · Email: info@komenlacounty.org

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