WHAT'S NEW AT KOMEN LA
ESPERANZA COMMUNITY HOUSING AND WATTS FOUNDATION HOLD COMMUNTY HEALTH FAIR
On August 19th
Susan G. Komen LA County in partnership with Esperanza Community Housing and
Watts Health Center came together to provide no-cost mammograms to women in Los
Angeles. Maria Tejeda, community outreach worker, said that the event was “very
informative and educational.” Virginia, a breast cancer survivor, enjoyed
volunteering for Komen and is planning her own Breast Cancer Awareness event in
October! Women came to the health fair event and received information on risk
factors, free community resources and upcoming mammogram events. The mobile
unit provided free mammograms for 12 women! Thank you to Esperanza Community
Housing and Watts Health Center for helping us make a difference.
ADOPTION OF METASTATIC BREAST CANCER DAY!
On September 7th, California Assembly member Cristina
Garcia presented the Metastatic Breast Cancer Resolution, ACR 131, on the
assembly floor. Nearly every member of the legislature added on as a co-author
and the resolution was passed. Metastatic Breast Cancer Day is celebrated and
recognized nationally on October 13th. California is one of the
first affiliates to officially recognize Metastatic Breast Cancer Day on the
local state level.
This year’s Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference
will take place on Saturday, November 18th. For more information
about Komen LA’s Metastatic Breast Cancer program, please click here.
SPARKS FOR THE CURE
Thank you to the Los Angeles Sparks for inviting Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County breast cancer survivors to their Breast, Health, and Awareness game on August 22nd, 2017. During halftime of their BHA game the Los Angeles Sparks honored breast cancer survivors and provided them with an excellent fan experience. The Los Angeles Sparks are dedicated to their community and spreading breast cancer awareness.
JOIN US! UPCOMING EVENTS!
FOR THE SURVIVORS, THRIVERS & ANGELS
This October, Citadel Outlets will host a month long series of breast cancer awareness events to help raise awareness, provide support to survivors, thrivers and their communities facing the disease and fundraise for breast cancer research.
The RIBBON OF STRENGTH will be mounted on the castle wall, seen by over 500,000 drivers along the Interstate-5 EVERY DAY. Measuring in at 76′ and covered in sparkling sequins, this ribbon will the world’s largest breast cancer awareness ribbon and will shine bright in memory of the angels and in honor of the survivors and current thrivers.
15’ replica of the ribbon will be on display in Center Court, and you are now able to dedicate and personalize SEQUINS OF SUPPORT for a $25 donation to Susan G. Komen LA County. A commemorative gift will be given to the donor, along with a 'Pink Saves' shopping certificate, a VIP Lounge Pass and the name of the dedicatee will be displayed in Center Court and on the LED boards.
We invite you to join us at all the new and exciting PINK SAVES events:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1
4:00 PM PINK SAVES FASHION SHOW
Citadel Center Court
Citadel Outlets and
Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County will host a magnificent fashion show in
Center Court, featuring survivors, thrivers and their co-survivors modeling
fashions that can be found here at Citadel Outlets!
MEET OUR MODELS
Annie Bond Dog lover, comedian and chef are just some of the ways to describe Annie Bond. Annie will be featured in the PINK SAVES Fashion Show as one of our breast cancer survivor models.
Jennifer Wilson is one of our beautiful models
that will appear in the PINK SAVES Fashion Show on Oct. 1. A 7-year breast
cancer survivor, she loves baking and always strives to inspire those currently
battling the disease.
The Fashion Show is
free to attend.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1
4:00 PM RIBBONS & ROSE FUNDRAISER
Ticket holders have
the option to watch the Fashion Show from the private VIP patio! Doors
will open at 3:30 PM. During and immediately following the Pink Saves
Fashion Show, we invite you to a special evening featuring delicious food from
various Los Angeles restaurants, live entertainment and silent auction.
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS
EVERY MONDAY IN OCTOBER
5:30 PM PINK
TIE GUYS MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME WATCH
Relax in the VIP
Lounge and cheer your team to victory with fellow co-survivors!
Pink Tie Guys is a
Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County non‐traditional group supporting the spouses and
significant others of breast cancer survivors, thrivers or those currently battling
breast cancer. Each Monday throughout the month of October, these co‐survivors will gather together in an intimate
setting to support each other while watching the Monday Night Football game.
We would like to
invite your co-survivor, husband, or significant other to participate in this
special event. Susan G. Komen LA would like to honor the gentleman, your
pillar, who has supported you through your breast cancer journey. Show your
gratitude to the important man in your life for being by your side by inviting
him to join Pink Tie Guys.
This event is only for breast
cancer co-survivors. Please RSVP by calling Eddie Hernandez at (310) 575-3011 x
Kick-off for all games is at
October 2: Washington @ Kansas City
October 9: Minnesota @ Chicago
October 16: Indianapolis @ Tennessee
October 23: Washington @ Philadelphia
October 30: Denver @ Kansas City
RETAILERS: Flip Flop Shops.
EVERY WEDNESDAY IN OCTOBER
VARIOUS TIMES WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS SERIES
The Wellness Wednesday
Series will be held every Wednesday, offering classes and seminars aimed to
enrich the mind, body and soul, and tailored to support the community of those
affected by breast cancer.
VITAMIN WORLD 9:30
AM – 9:30 PM
Every Wednesday in
October, Vitamin World will have samples of their whey protein shakes, and will
be distributing informative flyers and coupons to guests.
HENCKELS 1:00 PM
On Wednesday October
4, and Wednesday, October 25, at 1:00 PM, Zwilling J.A. Henckels will be
hosting demos in their store.
Free to attend.
OCTOBER 20 – 22
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
& SUPPORTER’S LOUNGE
CITADEL OUTLETS – NEAR RUBY’S DINER
Friday, October 20, is National Mammography Day! Alinea Medical
Imaging will have a mobile mammogram coach on site conducting free*
screenings. Canvassing for participant signups will take place at Citadel
Outlets on Saturday, October 7, and Saturday, October 14. Susan G. Komen
representatives will be present to provide education, support and ongoing
services for all participants.
The Pink Lotus Breast
Center will also be on site Saturday, October 21, to provide information and
support to participants. The Pink Lotus Breast Center is a nonprofit
organization that enables low-income, uninsured and underinsured women in the
United States to receive 100% free breast cancer screening, diagnosis and
There will also be a
Supporter’s Lounge set up for the men and women who are waiting while
their loved ones complete their mobile mammograms. The Supporter’s Lounge
will offer a stress free zone where guests can watch a TV and enjoy a
beverage together while the women are receiving their mammograms.
weekend, Citadel Outlets will host a variety of non-profit organizations all
working towards supporting the breast cancer community. Events include on-site
workout classes, book signings with respected authors, a lecture series
headlined by Dr. Kristi Funk of The Pink Lotus Foundation, and more! All Health
& Wellness Fair events are free and open to the public.
6:00 PM CLOSING
CITADEL OUTLETS CENTER COURT
Please join us as Citadel Outlets present Susan G. Komen
Los Angeles County with the final fundraising total raised to support their
mission – to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our
communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent
and cure breast cancer.
SIT 'n SLEEP 9th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Registration: 8:00 a.m Tee Time: 9:30 a.m.
Montebello Country Club 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello, CA 90640
For 8 years Sit ‘n Sleep has been organizing the largest golf tournament benefitting Susan G. Komen LA. In the last two years they raised close to $200,000 to provide life saving breast cancer education, screening and navigation services to underinsured women and men in LA county. We are grateful for their generosity and excited to extend the invitation to this special tournament to all of you! This month is flying by and there’s only SIX days left to register!
Individual Golfer: $140
Mulligan Package: $40 (includes entrance into all contests: hole in one, closest to the pin, longest drive, putting contest and the pink ribbon)
Cocktails + Dinner Only: $75
You can prepay with the registration form or pay the day of the tournament.
To register: fill out this form and fax to 310-767-7884.
LOCAL RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOU
Every day we work not only to end breast cancer forever but to provide local resources and services for cancer patients to make their journey less of a burden. Earlier this month, a caregiver looking for free house cleaning resource for a cancer patient commented about a wonderful resource she was provided by Susan G. Komen LA:
“Thank you so much for this information as well as telling me about Cleaning for a Reason. They connected me with Maid in the USA and the staff are so committed to helping women in this difficult time and they are so compassionate and supportive of the caregivers in these women's lives. You are doing such important work and please know that it really does make a difference.” M. Barry
For a list of our local breast cancer resources please click here.
PLEASE NOTE: OUR ADDRESS HAS CHANGED
Our address is now 5901 W. Century Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles CA 90045
Phone and Fax remain the same.
Go to komenlacounty.org