ISSUE: September 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
Ian Fennell, leader and community
health manager, is on the front lines in the fight against breast cancer.
day he works to save lives by making sure critical cancer screenings and
diagnostic services are accessible and convenient for everyone.
Events & Programs
Our Mission Pillars at Work
Last year, with the support of our generous donors, Komen LA County provided educational resources at 68 community events/health fairs and facilitated 3,962 mammogram screenings.
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 our net income funds grants to LA County hospitals and community organizations that provide social
support services and patient navigation services.
25% of our net income supports the
National Research Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research,
educational and scientific programs around the world.
Consider making a tax-deductible
Susan G. Komen LA
County offers small grants to non-profit organizations for unexpected program
needs or recently designed projects. Funding is available anytime throughout
Komen’s fiscal year on a first come first served basis. These small grants are
made as a creative and flexible way to get much needed help to our local community
and allow the Affiliate to be more responsive to community requests. If your
organization has a need for a small grant, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 or food truck!
Breast Cancer Conversation featured on Born to Talk Radio Show
Mark Pilon, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County, and breast cancer survivor Terri Brooks discuss breast cancer in the U.S. and ways Komen is working to save lives.
Ford Warriors in Pink
We are excited to announce our 25th
year of partnership with Ford! To date, Ford has donated over $40 million to
Komen’s fight against breast cancer.
To celebrate this exciting
milestone, Ford is offering 25% off all Warriors in Pink merchandise through September
30th with the code 25SGK.
100% of the net proceeds from your Ford Warriors in Pink purchase
will benefit Komen Los Angeles County. Simply use code LACTYWIP at
Breast Cancer 101 Interactive Tool
Susan G. Komen’s
Breast Cancer 101 Interactive tool has been updated with new graphics and
content for a new modern look and feel.
Each section now has a chapter overview
to assist the user in finding the information they are looking for within the
tool. This tool provides an audiovisual experience that enables users to learn
about the breast cancer continuum of care in an interactive way.
is a great complementary tool to the About Breast Cancer content found on komen.org. This tool is also available in Spanish.
In the Company of Friends
Real Life. Real Talk. Real Friends.
In the Company of
by breast cancer survivor, actress and producer, Vanessa Bell Calloway, is an
intimate talk show empowering women to take charge of their health. Produced in collaboration with Susan G.
Komen®, In The
Company Of Friends helps
to educate and inspire viewers to understand their breast cancer risk and
engage with information and tools that can ultimately promote early detection.
In the Company of Friends encourages all people to embrace a
healthy lifestyle, providing inspiration to make healthy choices. Fans can
expect to see candid conversations with Vanessa Bell Calloway and her famous
friends, with guest appearances from Tina Knowles Lawson, Nischelle Turner
(Entertainment Tonight) Essence Atkins (Ambitions), Shanola Hampton
(Shameless), Denise Boutte (Her Only Choice), Shaun Robinson (S.H.A.U.N.
Foundation) and Sheryl Lee Ralph (Fam).
In the Company of Friends will debut in August on Instagram TV
(IGTV), a dedicated place for shows on Instagram, and now a global community of
one billion. IGTV is designed to showcase long-form, vertical video from your
favorite Instagram creators, like Bell Calloway, and a dynamic platform where
people can find new shows, catch up on the ones they follow, and form
communities of fans.
episodes of In the
Company of Friends will
appear on Mondays, beginning August 19. Then, tune in on Wednesdays starting
August 19 for a Facebook Live with Vanessa and friends. You can check out the
and access additional information and resources promoting breast health at KnowYourGirls.org.
October More Than Pink Project
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is
around the corner!
Start your own DIY
Fundraiser or Facebook
Fundraiser to help those fighting breast cancer.
Fit for the Cure® Program
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:
- Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2019: For every woman professionally fitted at an event, Wacoal will donate $2 to Komen.
- 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.
- October promotion: $2 will be donated to Komen for each Awareness Bra sold in stores and online at Wacoal-America.com during October.
- 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, October 2nd - Macy's at Topanga Plaza
- Wednesday, October 2nd - Macy's at Los Cerritos Center
- Thursday, October 3rd - Macy's at Burbank
- Thursday, October 3rd - Macy's at Stonewood Center
- Friday, October 4th - Bloomingdales at Century City
- Tuesday, October 8th - Dillard's at Antelope Valley
- Thursday, October 10th - Macy's at Sherman Oaks
- Friday, October 11th - Macy's at Northridge
- Wednesday, October 16th - Macy's at Valencia Town Center
- Wednesday, October 16th - Macy's at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
- Thursday, October 17th - Macy's at Montebello Town Center
- Friday, October 18th - Macy's at Pasadena Plaza
- Wednesday, October 23rd - Macy's at Fox Hills
- Thursday, October 24th - Bloomingdales at Sherman Oaks
- Thursday, October 24th - Macy's at Del Amo Fashion Square
- Friday, October 25th - Macy's at Century City
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.
communication between you and your doctor can sometimes be challenging, but it
is key when fighting breast cancer. Tune into Real Pink to learn how to make
sure you're heard when it seems like your doctors aren’t listening from Dr.
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 email@example.com. 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