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Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County
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ISSUE: May 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.

On the Front Lines

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Advocate. Trailblazer. Three-time breast cancer survivor.

Janice McKenzie-Crayton is on the front lines in the fight against breast cancer through advocating for government funding of critical patient support and compassionate public policy. Learn more about those making an impact on breast cancer, like Janice.

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Events & Programs

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An Ode to Mothers

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We’re celebrating moms everywhere. Your unwavering strength. Your eternal optimism. Your ability to bite back.

Now tell the mom in your life how special she is by sending her a custom love note.

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Fit For the Cure

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This year marks the 19th anniversary of Wacoal’s Fit for the Cure® program benefiting Susan G. Komen®!

Wacoal’s Fit for the Cure program benefits Komen in four ways:

  1. Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2019: For every woman professionally fitted at an event, Wacoal will donate $2 to Komen.
  2. Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2019: Wacoal will also donate $2 for every Wacoal bra, shapewear item or b.tempt’d bra purchased at an event.
  3. October promotion: $2 will be donated to Komen for each Awareness Bra sold in stores and online at Wacoal-America.com during October.
  4. Social Media Promotion: Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2019, Wacoal will donate $1 for every picture posted to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram that features an “I Got Fit” sign in the picture and is tagged with #IGotFit.

Fit for the Cure Upcoming events:

  • Wednesday, March 20th – Dillards at Antelope Valley
  • Wednesday, May 15th – Macy’s at Downtown Los Angeles
  • Wednesday, May 15th – Macy’s at Valencia Town Center
  • Wednesday, May 15th – Macy’s at Sherman Oaks
  • Thursday, May 16th – Macy’s at Montebello Town Center
  • Thursday, May 16th – Macy’s at Northridge
  • Friday, May 17th – Macy’s at Pasadena Plaza
  • Friday, May 17th – Macy’s at Del Amo Fashion Square
  • Wednesday, May 22nd – Macy’s at Topanga Plaza
  • Wednesday, May 22nd – Macy’s at Fox Hills
  • Thursday, May 23rd – Macy’s at Burbank
  • Thursday, May 23rd – Macy’s at Los Cerritos Center
  • Thursday, May 23rd – Macy’s at Century City

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May 6th is National Nurses Day

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To the ones who are by your side every step of the way. Who start as strangers and end as family. Who work daily for the well-being of others.

We appreciate you, even when we don't have the words or the strength to let you know. Happy National Nurses Day! 

'Tis the season to focus on your health

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May 12 -18th is National Women's Health Week!

Let's kick it off by focusing on your breast self-awareness: know your risk, get screened, know what's normal for you & make healthy lifestyle choices such as maintaining a healthy weight and adding exercise into your routine.

Did you know that women who get regular exercise (physical activity) have a lower risk of breast cancer than women who are not active? When the evidence is looked at as a whole, regular exercise appears to lower breast cancer risk by 10-20%.

Happy Birthday to all of our May Babies


Give back this year and start a birthday fundraiser to help those fighting this terrible disease. 

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Have you recently been diagnosed with breast cancer? 

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We’re so sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. It’s completely normal to have the feelings of being lost or confused but please know that you are NOT alone in this.

Our trained and caring staff provides free support services to anyone with breast cancer questions or concerns, including survivors and their families Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET and from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT.  You can contact our helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or helpline@komen.org.

We are here for you as you go through this journey.

Susan G. Komen's Impact on Breast Cancer

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We're more than just a pink ribbon. We are fighting this disease on all fronts. Learn more about our impact

Go to komenlacounty.org


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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