ISSUE: November 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.
Our Mission Pillars at Work
On September 18,
Susan G. Komen launched the Center for Public Policy at the National Press Club
in Washington, D.C. The
purpose of the Center for Public Policy is to provide a platform for everyone
who has been touched by breast cancer, including survivors, those women and men
who are currently living with the disease, especially those living with
metastatic breast cancer, as well as their loved ones, to come together and
give voice to the needs of breast cancer patients and advocate for public
policy solutions to address those needs.
You can make a
difference! Learn how you can become a breast
cancer advocate and how you can ask your representatives to support current Bills and Acts advocating for breast
cancer patients’ rights!
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
Events & Programs
2020 MORE THAN PINK Walk Early Bird Registration
are pleased to announce the 2020 MORE
THAN PINK Walk registration site is live! Register
today for only $15!
Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Information
If you or a loved one
needs information or resources about clinical trials, call our clinical trial
information helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877- 465- 6636) or
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Komen Clinical Trial Information Helpline offers breast cancer
clinical trial education and psychosocial support, such as:
- Knowing when to consider a
- How to find a trial
- How to decide which trial
- What to expect during a
- Information about clinical
Social Support for Children
support is very important while dealing with breast cancer. Susan G. Komen has
a whole page dedicated to social support. One group that may
need extra support are children who might have a strong emotional response
to a parent’s breast cancer diagnosis. One wonderful resource for
children is Camp Kesem. This camp for children is in many states and is
specific for children with a parent who has or has had cancer. Read more about
support for children and the link to Camp Kesem here.
Tune into Real Pink on November 11th to hear from Komen LA County's Board Member Dr. Josh Neman about promising new research treatments and targeted therapies currently being developed!
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LA County at no cost to you!
My Family Health History Tool
Health History tool is a web-based tool that makes it easy for you to record and
organize your family health history.
It can help you gather information that’s
useful as you talk with your doctor or genetic counselor.
Show Some Love Combined Federal Campaign
The Combined Federal Campaign
(CFC) is the only authorized solicitation of all
federal employees in their workplaces, retired members of the military and
retired civilians on behalf of approved charitable organizations. It is an
employee-focused, cost-efficient, federally regulated program aimed at raising
the greatest amount possible for participating charities.
Show Some Love
to breast cancer by giving to Susan G. Komen LA County Affiliate through the CFC. Our designation number is 22167.
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