Research, Early Detection, Survivor Support, Advocacy
  Issue: November-December 2016

Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington's priorities are early detection (education, screening and diagnostic services), financial assistance and resources during and after treatment, advocacy and cutting-edge research.

A LETTER FROM OUR CEO

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October’s breast cancer awareness month has concluded, and we are happy to highlight, in this publication, just a few of the many events we enjoyed with our partners across Oregon and Southwest Washington. I also want to share with you an important issue as it relates to our new, bold goal. Read more>> 

CORNERSTONE MEMBERSHIP - THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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This holiday season become a monthly donor - a Cornerstone member and a MORE THAN PINK champion among our family of supporters at Komen Oregon & SW Washington!  Members create a solid foundation of life-saving services, and promising research right here in our communities with gifts of $12 or $25 a month.  Join today.

AMBASSADOR BOARD - member highlight!

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RECENT EVENTS

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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October was an incredible, full month of stories from every corner of Oregon and SW Washington! We invited people to share their personal journey and why they are involved with us. Their stories were inspiring and heart breaking; hopeful and real; thought provoking and honest. These people received our services and / or gave back to us and community - volunteer support, donations and pure commeraderie. Thank you, Komen family!

WORSHIP IN PINK

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During the month of October, over 30 churches in the Portland-metro area got together to spread the word about breast health awareness and the importance of screening in early detection. Volunteer Ambassadors were trained in the message by Komen and then planned activities within their congregations. Seven of these churches are participating as African American Initiative Pilot Churches, where the Ambassadors have the added task of assisting those who request assistance in getting a mammogram. Photos from the activities can be found on the Worship in Pink FaceBook page.

KICK FOR KOMEN

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On October 1, the Komen Ambassador Board hosted their inaugural Kick for Komen Foot Golf Tournament at Glendoveer Golf Club. This lively and fun event raised more than $11,000 to fund important services in Oregon and SW Washington. Thank you to all of the participants, sponsors, and Ambassador Board members for making this event a success!

BREAST CANCER FORUM

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On October 22nd, Komen hosted a Breast Cancer Forum in Eugene, where keynote speaker, Rebecca Nellis, of Cancer and Careers, talked about how to navigate the workplace after a cancer diagnosis. Following her presentation, a panel of local HR and health professionals talked, more in depth, about local resources, regulations, and experiences in this area. Check out photos here.


MISSION & PROGRAMS

COMMUNITY PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT - Peacehealth SW Washington Medical Center

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PeaceHealth Southwest Washington administers the free mammogram and diagnostics portion of the Washington Breast, Cervical, and Colon Health Program to eligible people in Clark, Cowlitz, and Skamania Counties. Their goal for this year is to enroll nearly 600 clients into the screening program, provide patient navigation, assist with Apple Health medical coverage, and provide treatment support. 


EMPOWERING WOMEN

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Actor Gabrielle Union urges women not to put off breast-cancer screening. Read More.


UPCOMING EVENTS! - View more here>>

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We have moved the date of the Eugene Race for the Cure to March 5, 2017, so as to host the recent Breast Cancer Forum, giving us a chance to be engaged with the community at multiple times of the year. Join us again in our walk, run and fight against breast cancer at Valley River Mall! Register here>>

BREAST CANCER ISSUES CONFERENCE

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We are excited to have David B. Page, MD, Providence Cancer Center and Researcher at the Earle A. Chiles Research Center, as the keynote speaker for our annual Regional Breast Cancer Issues Conference on March 11, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland. Dr. Page’s keynote session will center on how the immune system can recognize and cure cancer, and new ways in which immunotherapy is being investigated in cancer treatment. Put the date on your calendar and look forward to registration materials in January.


LUNCH FOR THE CURE

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Lunch for the Cure is back, and we are honored to have Dr. Brian Druker, M.D., Director of OHSU Knight Cancer Institute as the keynote speaker on April 27, 2017 at our NEW location at the Sentinel Hotel. Lunch brings together business and community leaders who recognize the importance of investing in saving lives and ending breast cancer. Register here. See you April 27, 2017!


VOLUNTEER/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS! As the saying goes, “It Takes a Village” and it really did to have another successful and smoothly run Race in September. 627 people volunteered over 2,300 hours, from signing up new participants, Race committee with months of planning, course marshals to ensure the safety of all of our walkers & runners, cheerleaders to welcome everyone back at the finish line, and environmental helpers to keep the park clean, to the moving crews from Tektronix to Waterfront Park!! Thank you all - the Race would not happen with you!!!

There are immediate openings for interns to assist with our Community Programs and Special Events. Do you know someone who might be a great fit?  If so, have them contact us or check here!

COMMUNITY PARTNERS HIGHLIGHT

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Thank you for making this year’s breast cancer awareness month so meaningful! You watched, shared, fundraised, and for that we are grateful. Our Community Partners raise over $130,000 yearly. Their support helps us address urgent needs across Oregon and SW Washing all year long.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS - Activities & Events

People and organizations want to make a difference by hosting events to raise awareness and education, and raising money to benefit our local programs. The opportunities and creativity are endless.  Have you thought about doing something in the fight against breast cancer?   Look no further!  Organize an event, invite some friends and family, and have some fun! Learn more. 

 

   
   

Umpqua Huckleberry Cheesecake 
September-December 2016

Umpqua Huckleberry Cheesecake will be back in October! A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Umpqua's Huckleberry Cheesecake will benefit Susan G. Komen. Learn more>> 

 
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  Reser/Don Poncho
January - December 2016

From January 1-December 31, 2016 Don Pancho and Reser Fine Foods have partnered up! Pancho's most popular pre-cut chip boxes will be affixed with the breast cancer ribbon in support of Komen Oregon and SW Washington. During the month of October, their chips will be pink! Learn more>>

 
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  Open Eyes Open Heart
Ongoing 

Open Eyes Open Heart is an Oregon-based organization that offers a large selection of exquisitely crafted fine jewelry, and donates 50% of all sales to charities of its customers’ choice. People who shop at mycausejewelry.com make a personal statement about who they are, what matters to them, and that they are conscious shoppers who want their money to go beyond a seller’s bottom line.

 
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Ongoing 

Support Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington by simply pressing a button at any Wells Fargo ATM in Oregon and make a donation. They make it easy! Learn more>>

 
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  Fred Meyer Community Rewards
Ongoing


Support Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington by shopping at Fred Meyer with your rewards card. All you have to do is link your Rewards Card and scan it every time you shop at Fred Meyer. Look us up by name! Learn more>>

 
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Ongoing


Ledbetter designed a pink headband and multiband to sell at their store website. A $3.00 donation will be made from every band sold to Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington. They are fantastic! Learn more>>

 
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Ongoing


A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the delicious Ryan's Pink Lady Cider will benefit Susan G. Komen. Please join them and "Drink Pink for the Cure." Learn more>>

 
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  PDX Fashion Network Event
October 15,  2016


Auction, Raffle, Live Entertainment, food and drinks. Meet with Agency Directors, Boutique Owners, Fashion Bloggers, Photographers, Stylists, Designers, Models, Magazine Writers, Casting Agents and Many More! Learn more>>