ISSUE: July 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
Community Health Supervisor.
Cancer Services Leader.
Darlene Mims is on the front lines
every day in the fight against breast cancer as she works to detect breast
cancers early and help patients navigate complicated health care systems all
the way through treatment.
Events & Programs
Congratulations 2019-2020 Komen LA County Grantees
Komen Los Angeles County serves
as a local resource for funding breast cancer support and education awareness.
Through our community grants, Komen LA County is making key investments in the breast
health of our community through education, cancer detection, resource
navigation and support programs.
This year, our organization is proud to fund seven local organizations to serve uninsured and underinsured women in Los Angeles
County with social services and patient navigation services.
Circle of Promise Day
The Circle of
Promise Initiative invites you to celebrate the life of Henrietta Lacks on
Circle of Promise Day at the L.A. Care Building in Lynwood on August 1, 2019 at
Who was Henrietta Lacks?
young mom who was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer. A sample of her cancer
cells retrieved during a biopsy were sent to Dr. George Gey's tissue lab,
her cell were the only cells to multiply in a 24-hour period.
cells, from the first two letters of her first and last names — are used to
study the effects of toxins, drugs, hormones and viruses on the growth of cancer
cells without experimenting on humans. They have been used to test the effects
of radiation and poisons, to study the human genome, to learn more about how
viruses work, and played a crucial role in the development of the polio
on this link
to watch a glimpse of last year’s celebration.
In My Own Voice
Susan G. Komen is
hosting a focus group event called In My Own
Voice (IMOV), for African-American women living with metastatic
breast cancer (MBC) on August 7-8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
intimate gathering will share information about the latest advances in
scientific research and clinical treatment specific to MBC with participants
and engage participants in conversations to gain insight into their unique
needs, barriers they face, and possible solutions to inform Komen’s efforts to
address disparities in racial and ethnic breast cancer outcomes. Priority will be given to those who reside in California or the Western US.
Click on the More
Information button below to register for this focus group event!
Worship In Pink
Join Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County for our 12th annual
Worship In Pink Train the Trainer Ambassador Program on August 10th at 9:00
a.m. at the Lakewood Country Club.
Worship in Pink is a collaboration
between local faith-based organizations and Komen Los Angeles County.
in Pink Ambassadors will serve as breast health messengers and will
organize a breast health education event at their place of worship or in the
community. Ambassadors spend a day learning about breast
cancer and how to implement a program at their place of worship or in the
Know Your Girls
take control of your breast health, you've got to #KnowYourGirls. Learn the facts
you need at KnowYourGirls.org.
Dine Out for the Cure
Save the date
for Susan G. Komen LA County’s “Dine Out for the Cure” on Thursday, October 17th!
supporters, local restaurants and food trucks vendors unite on this day to show
their commitment to raising awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer.
support by dining out at a participating restaurant!
Ashley Stewart Lunch Tote
We all know the journey of motherhood comes with plenty of
ups & downs, especially for those battling breast cancer.
Starting in May,
our partner, Ashley Stewart is donating 100% of the sales for each lunch tote
sold to support our mission to end breast cancer forever.
Real Pink Podcast
Susan G. Komen’s Real
Pink podcast is a weekly podcast series that brings people together to have
meaningful conversations about breast cancer.
At Real Pink, we never shy away
from tough, emotional, or life-changing issues and topics.
We strive to help
those affected by breast cancer – from patients, to the people that love them –
by providing valuable information, important connections and critical
Breast Cancer Support
Need support during your breast cancer journey? The Komen Breast Cancer
Helpline is here to help!
Call 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) Monday-Friday
from 9 AM-10 PM EST or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We're here for you.
Make An Impact
Cars, trucks, RVs, motorcycles,
boats, tractors, jet skis and even airplanes—Susan G. Komen strives to accept
all donated vehicles, so they can reach their Bold Goal to reduce the current
number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.
Donate a vehicle and
support our fight to end breast cancer forever. Call 877.775.6636 or visit komencars.org to get started today. It’s easy and we’ll handle all the
Visit our ShopKomen site for new apparel items or educational
Show your support by ordering new Susan G. Komen apparel or
sending a gift to a loved one in support of ending breast cancer.
Join our fight. Save lives.
Go to komenlacounty.org