ISSUE: August 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
Dr. Susan Thomas is on the front
lines in the fight against breast cancer. She is one of the super heroes
fighting to end this devastating disease. And for more than 35 years, Susan G.
Komen has been by the side of innovative researchers, like Dr. Thomas.
Events & Programs
Our Mission Pillars at Work
Last year, with the support of our
generous donors, Komen LA County raised $175,000 towards our National Research
We thank our supporters for
investing in our mission – to help us do more for research, more for our communities, more for
caring for those living with breast cancer – including metastatic breast cancer
– and more action to get us to a cure.
Did You Know…
75% of funds raised provides
grants to LA County hospitals and community organizations that provide social
support services and patient navigation services.
25% of funds raised supports the
National Research Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research,
educational and scientific programs around the world.
Consider making a tax-deductible
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
Volunteer for Komen LA County
Looking for ways to
volunteer for Susan G. Komen LA County?
Check out our
Volunteer Opportunities Calendar!
Do you see a Komen
activity you would like to participate in?
Connect with the
activity’s contact person to reserve your spot today!
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!
Know Your Girls
well do you #KnowYourGirls? We’re all at risk for breast cancer, but some of us
are at higher risk. Learn the facts you need about your breast health and your
risk at KnowYourGirls.org.
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
Have you tuned into
our Real Pink weekly podcast?
We discuss tough,
emotional and life-changing issues and topics related to breast cancer.
It takes a village to
balance the rigors of breast cancer treatment with other life obligations. Tune
into Real Pink to learn about the power of community from WWE Superstar Titus
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.
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