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ISSUE: February 2020

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.

2020 MORE THAN PINK Walk

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We are only 4 weeks away from our 2nd Annual MORE THAN PINK Walk on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Dodger Stadium!

All individuals who raise $1,000+ by Tuesday, February 25th will receive the Top Fundraiser experience which includes VIP parking, VIP registration t-shirt pickup and more in our VIP area!

All teams that raise $2,500+ by Tuesday, February 25th will receive the Top Teams experience which includes a Team Tent, complimentary breakfast and more in our Teams Zone area!

Events & Programs

MORE THAN PINK Walk January Family/Friends Team Captain Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Aja Mann from Carolyn’s Crusaders (Returning Team) and Jacqueline Lopez from My Mom’s Titty Committee (New Team) for winning the January Family/Friends Team Captain Challenge! Their teams had the highest number of donations between January 10th – 12th! Both Aja and Jacqueline wanted to share how breast cancer has impacted their lives with our Komen community.

Aja Mann – “Carolyn’s Crusaders”

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On August 11, 2011, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, stage 0. She was advised that she had a very aggressive strand (not unlike many African American women).  She had a double mastectomy and we were very optimistic.  In late 2013, the cancer returned.  Soon thereafter we learned it had spread to her brain. On Friday, Jan 10, she was given 6 months to live.  On Monday, Jan 13 she was given 2 months to live.  On Jan 16, 2014 she passed away. 

The image on the left is Aja and her team at the 2019 MORE THAN PINK Walk and the image on the right right is a picture of her mom, Carolyn Michelle Cooper-Johnson, participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in March of 2012.

Jacqueline Lopez – “My Mom’s Titty Committee”

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My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer the second week of December in 2019. On New Year’s Eve, she had a mastectomy that removed the cancer in its entirety. It is now 2020 and though she still has a road of recovery ahead of her, she has no cancer. That she went from cancer to cancer free in less than a month is a testament to my mom’s tenacity, the doctors she had, and the science that provided all of the answers.

Early on in her diagnosis, I told my mom I wanted to start a team in her honor. I came up with the team name “My Mom’s Titty Committee” on a whim trying to find levity in the midst of our uncertainty. I ran it by her, she approved. I even threw her a Boob Voyage party before her surgery to keep spirits up.

I don’t know how much money I’ll end up raising. I don’t even know who will be walking with me.  My family is based in San Diego, so this is a remote effort. But it took a team to get my mom through this, and so I’ve made a team to walk with.  

I think it’s been said that fear emerges from a lack of knowledge. At the end of the day, I don’t want people to fear breast cancer. So that means we need more knowledge. I’m raising money to fight the fear.  If you need a team, you are more than welcome to join mine – “My Mom’s Titty Committee”.  Just look for the best team name this side of the Rio Grande.  It would be an honor to walk with you.

 


2020 MORE THAN PINK Walk Facebook Frames

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Have you already connected your fundraiser to Facebook?

Take your fundraising commitment to the next level by using our MORE THAN PINK Walk Facebook Frames

There are 8 frames to choose from, simply search for

Komen MORE THAN PINK WALK – Los Angeles County

 

 

Breast Cancer Disparities: African-American Women

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 Breast cancer disparities for African-American women are startling. Breast cancer mortality is about 40 percent higher in the U.S. for African-American women than Caucasian women. And, African-American women are often diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer when treatment options are limited, costly and the prognosis is poor. Susan G. Komen believes this is unacceptable and is working to change these outcomes.

 


Questions to Ask Your Doctor - Inherited Genes and Breast Cancer Risk 

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Have you been asked, “What should I ask my doctor about genetic testing?” The downloadable Questions to Ask Your Doctor- Inherited Genes and Breast Cancer Risk card is a great resource that can help start a conversation with a doctor about this topic.


Join the Center for Public Policy

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Starting with screening, then treatment, and prevention - policy touches every part of #breastcancer. This is why for more than 35 years, @SusanGKomenAdvocacy has been your voice on Capitol Hill, and across the country. Become an advocate and join the Center for Public Policy!


Yes, Men Get Breast Cancer Too.

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Although uncommon, men are also diagnosed with breast cancer. Tune into Real Pink to hear Dr. Wayne Dornan, breast cancer survivor, advocate and Susan G. Komen national scholar, help us understand the facts. 

 

 


ShopKomen

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ShopKomen Today! 100% of ShopKomen proceeds support Susan G. Komen's mission to end breast cancer forever.

 


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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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