Research, Early Detection, Survivor Support, Advocacy
  Issue: May-June 2017 

Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington's priorities are early detection (education, screening, diagnostic services), survivor and forever fighter support, advocacy, and cutting-edge research.


This past year's travel reminds our CEO the importance of treatment access. Read more about our work and where we need your help the most. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS - Member Highlight

We are beyond thrilled to welcome two new members to our Board of Directors – Margaret Klein and Brandon Skinner.


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Metastatic Trial Search:, in collaboration with Susan G. Komen, offers a custom matching service to help people find a metastatic breast cancer clinical trial that is right for them.  

Metastatic Breast Cancer Dinner Series:  We will be hosting our first Metastatic Breast Cancer Dinner Series event on June 8th, where Michael A. Savin, MD, of OHSU, will discuss clinical trials in relation to metastatic breast cancer. If you cannot attend in person, we will stream it live on our Facebook page starting around 7PM.

Northwest Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference:  Save September 22-23, 2017 for the Northwest Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference in Seattle, WA.  A great program is in the works, created by and for people living with metastatic breast cancer.  We will share information as it is available.  The conference will be livestreamed, and we will have a few travel scholarships available for people interested in attending.


We are excited to announce that, this fiscal year, we are investing over $1 million to help drive our priorities and further our mission of saving lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.


Do you know of a non-profit organization that is interested in providing breast health education and/or survivor / fighter support?  We have project support funding of up to $2,000 available for projects that will be completed by March 31, 2018.


It is time to get on board and join Watercraft on the Water (WOW)! Register here!


Early bird registration for PDX RFTC is June 1-30. NEW this year...PUPS IN PINK and route!

Just announced – Portland Thorns Breast Cancer Awareness Night joins PDX RFTC! Purchase tickets to help support Race for the Cure!


We held another record setting event on April 27! Lunch for the Cure garnered $370,000 for critical services. Thank you! Video and photos found here!


Cornerstone Membership
Become a champion among the family of supporters at Komen Oregon and SW Washington.  
See how your gift can make a difference.

Toni Mountain Fund
Donate today to the Toni Mountain Fund and support the Komen Treatment Access Program.

Gray Family Fund
Give to the newly introduced Gray Family Fund which supports breast cancer research.


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Calling all volunteers!  As summer events start heating up, we have numerous volunteer opportunities.  Please contact if you would like to sign up or receive more information!


Do you have a great fundraising idea? Would you like to become a partner? Many people and organizations make a difference by raising money to benefit Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington. It's called the Do It Yourself program. You can participate in an activity that you enjoy while supporting a good cause - fighting breast cancer.



National Cancer Survivors Day
June 4, 2017

Join us for a FREE celebration at Montgomery Park. Don't miss out on food, fun, survivorship activities and gift baskets! More info here!>>


Aurora Pink Car-Nation Day
June 25, 2017

Pink CARnation Day,  benefiting the Susan G. Komen, Downtown Aurora. Pretty pink cars, silent auction, pink Swarovski crystal earring sale, quilt raffle and a strawberry social.  Learn more>>

June 17-18, 2017

Mark your calendar, and come to get plants for your garden or terrace at Serres Garden Center Annual Pink Day on June 17-18; 10AM-6PM. Patti and her team has raised over $13,000 for Komen! Learn more>>
    Swinging for a Cure Golf Tournament - Hosted by The Rack Pack
July 23, 2017

Whether you are four people or one-person teams, come and join a golf tournament at Emerald Valley Golf Course in Cresswell supporting Eugene Race for the Cure! Learn more>> 


Portland Thorns Breast Cancer Awareness Night
August 19, 2017 at 7:30pm

Portland Thorns take on the Houston Dash! Many surprises are in store! Purchase tickets here>>


Play for a Cure Softball Tournament
August 18 - 20, 2017

Take the fight against to the next level and help us Strike Out breast cancer! Learn more>>

      Saving Second Base Softball Tournament
September 16, 2017


Men's and Women's One-Day Softball Tournament. Don't let cancer steal 2nd base! More info>>


Woodburn Premium Outlets
September 30, 2017

Join us for a day of fashion, savings, giveaways, and fun. Tickets are $20 with all proceeds benefiting one of 12 local charities including us! Purchase tickets here and be sure to select Komen Oregon and SW Washington as your nonprofit team!



Rally For the Cure

June - October, 2017

One golf ball can impact the fight against breast cancer. Rally for the Cure golf events bring us one step closer to finding a cure! More info>>


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September - December 2017

Don Pancho's most popular pre-cut chip boxes are affixed with the breast cancer ribbon and a portion of proceeds will support breast cancer awareness. Learn more>> 

    Ryan's Pink Lady Cider
All Year Long

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



Umpqua Huckleberry Cheesecake
September - December 2017            

Umpqua Huckleberry Cheesecake ice cream is back!  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this delicious ice cream will benefit Susan G. Komen. Learn more>> 


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January 1 - December 31, 2017

Don Pancho's most popular pre-cut chip boxes will be affixed with the breast cancer ribbon in support of Komen Oregon and SW Washington. Learn more>>