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Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County
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ISSUE: August 2019

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.

On the Front Lines

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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.

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Events & Programs

Our Mission Pillars at Work

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Last year, with the support of our generous donors, Komen LA County raised $175,000 towards our National Research Program.

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 donation today.

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Circle of Promise Day

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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 9am.

Who was Henrietta Lacks?

A 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.

"HeLa" 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 vaccine.

Click on this link to watch a glimpse of last year’s celebration.


In My Own Voice

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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. 

This 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!

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Worship In Pink

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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.

Worship 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 communityAmbassadors spend a day learning about breast cancer and how to implement a program at their place of worship or in the community.


Volunteer for Komen LA County

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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

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Save the date for Susan G. Komen LA County’s “Dine Out for the Cure” on Thursday, October 17th!

Komen 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.

Show your support by dining out at a participating restaurant!

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Know Your Girls

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How 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

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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.   

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Real Pink Podcast

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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 O'Neil.

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Breast Cancer Support

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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 helpline@komen.org. We're here for you.


ShopKomen

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Visit our ShopKomen site for new apparel items or educational materials!

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.

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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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