ISSUE: February 2019
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 Recipient Spotlight
Project Angel Food receives
funding from Susan G. Komen LA County to provide breast cancer patients
undergoing chemotherapy who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves with
home-delivered medically tailored meals. Each patient receives nutritional
assessments, which includes assessing their food intake, referrals to other
food services in their neighborhood, level of daily activities and current
medications with a Registered Dietitian. Meals were also tailored to suite
breast cancer clients with co-morbidities and underweight clients receive
additional breakfast and extra meal discussions for weight gain. Additional
follow up from the Registered Dietitian, ranging between three months to a
year, is determined based on the severity of a client’s medical condition.
Events & Programs
#BlackHistoryMonth - Komen's African American Health Equity Initiative
in mammography quality and follow-up, treatment delays, & misuse or
underuse of treatment are some of the patterns of care that contribute to the
racial survival disparity in breast cancer.” – Dr. Funmi Olopade
is critical to educate yourself on the breast cancer disparities that exist for
African-American women. Learn more about how Komen is addressing the critical
need in the African-American community.
Who's Your One?
Did you know that 1 in 8 women
in the U.S. will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime? 1 in 8!
Who is the one person in your life that you would do anything in the
world to protect from this deadly disease?
Who is your one? Visit Susan G.
Komen’s website to see how you can
help save lives from breast cancer.
Meet our new friend, Ashley
G. Komen is excited to announce a year-long partnership with Ashley
Stewart®, the leading lifestyle and social commerce brand empowering women
together, the two female power-houses have teamed up to form the True Divas
Fight™ campaign in an effort to create a world
without breast cancer. A particular focus of their collaboration will be
Komen’s “Know Your Girls™” initiative, which, in partnership with the Ad
Council, empowers African-American women to have ownership and understanding of
their breast health. African-American women are 40% more likely to die from
breast cancer relative to Caucasian women and that is unacceptable. Ashley
Stewart’s goal is to help Susan G. Komen educate and inspire women to
understand their risk for breast cancer and to take charge of their breast
health by weaving in relevant information throughout its various campaigns in
To kick off the partnership, Ashley Stewart will be
donating $1 to Susan G. Komen for each bra sold in stores or online from
February 1 through February 28. In addition, they will be offering 40% off
discount on all regular-priced bras with the code FIGHTBACK.
The 2019 Finding Ashley
Stewart brand ambassador search kicks off on February 5th! With
over a million votes entered in last year’s tour is no longer just a contest,
but a movement of collective empowerment of the everyday woman. Visit
Ashley Stewart website for a listing of tour locations!
Shop online at Eros & Ares to give back to Susan G. Komen LA County!
Eros & Ares is committed to creating
quality products while donating a portion of proceeds to charities and
organizations throughout the world in an attempt to make a significant impact
on global issues. During the month of February, you can help support Susan G.
Komen LA County by purchasing an Eros & Ares bracelet on their website. Enjoy wearing a beautiful bracelet
inspired by Greek mythology and natural elements while helping to fund breast
cancer resources and services for LA County!
Spend President's Day Weekend at the Mulligan Family Fun Center!
your tickets by February 14th using Store Code: PINK and $5 from each ticket
will be donated back to Susan G. Komen LA County! Have a fun time with family
and friends while giving back to help fund local resources and services for
breast cancer survivors!
UCLA Women's Basketball vs. Stanford Cardinal Breast Cancer Awareness Game
Join the UCLA
Women’s Basketball team for their annual Play4Kay Breast Cancer Awareness game
on Friday, February 15th at 6pm! The UCLA Women’s Basketball team honors
Breast Cancer survivors during pregame and celebrate those who fight to
overcome this vicious disease every single day. $2
tickets are available with promo code: PINK
There will be
free pink t-shirts for the first 1,000 fans, therapy dogs on the
concourse, a photobooth, a silent auction benefitting the Play4Kay organization
and much more! Go Bruins!
MORE THAN PINK WALK™ Registration
It's one thing to wear PINK.
It's another thing to do something about it.
Show that you are MORE THAN PINK too!
We'll Love Your Car as Much as You Did
you and your vehicle haven’t been seeing eye to headlight for a long time, now
is a great time to donate it to your favorite nonprofit. You’ll transform your
once stressful headache into new hope for helping to provide breast cancer
resources and services for the LA county.
G. Komen LA County accepts all types of vehicles—cars, trucks, boats, RVs, and
more! The pick-up is free, and we provide the necessary paperwork for your
is easy—and bypasses the hassles and costs of selling, repairing and insuring
altogether. Simply give us a call at 877-775-6636
(877-77-KOMEN) or go to Komen Cars website to submit the secure
online donation form. Please have the
title in hand to make the process even easier when our expert Donor
Representatives contact you to complete the donation and schedule your free pick-up.
your break-up into a free pick-up today!
VOLUNTEER for Susan G. Komen LA County!
Komen LA County has an immediate opening for a Volunteer
Office Assistant! If you enjoy working in an office setting, providing customer
service and have a few hours a week to spare, please call Lisa Campbell or
Dilia Barillas for more information at 310-575-3011.
Thank You Spotlight
LA County Fire Department Lifeguards Division
Go to komenlacounty.org