Research, Early Detection, Survivor Support, Advocacy


Corporate Partner Opportunities

Partnering with us is an investment in your employees and your community where, in Oregon and SW Washington, 63 women, and some men, are diagnosed with breast cancer every week, 11 will die, one of the highest rates in the nation. Opportunities are also opened up to showcase your products, promote your services, connect to a loyal customer base or a new audience, build employee engagement in the community, and to share our promise to end breast cancer forever.

  Annual Events    

Breast Cancer Issues Conference
This conference provides survivors, support persons, and health care professionals the opportunity to learn about and discuss breast cancer topics with leading oncologists, doctors, researchers and fellow survivors. Topics will cover emerging research and treatment options, breast cancer risk reduction and quality of life issues.

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Lunch for the Cure
Lunch for the Cure brings together business and community leaders who recognize the importance of investing in saving lives and ending breast cancer. Lunch showcases the impact of the last decade, raising funds for critical services – education, screening, and providing financial and emotional support during and after treatment for underserved people in Oregon and SW Washington, and funding promising research at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and Providence Cancer Center.

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Race for the Cure - Portland & Eugene

Race for the Cure is our largest fundraising event. There are many other sponsorship opportunities available. We are thankful for our current sponsors and always looking to include new ones. Corporations and trusts make a huge difference in our efforts and we’d welcome the opportunity to speak with you. Below are some testimonials from current sponsors. Please feel free to call or write us if your organization would be interested in helping Susan G. Komen, the world leader in the breast cancer movement.

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    Watercraft on the Water

It is time to get on board and join the Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington Watercraft on the Water! This year is sure to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever with so many events to choose from! You can row, dragon boat, or Standup Paddleboard for the Cure. Join the hundreds of participants this summer on Vancouver Lake for fun in the sun and help support Komen's mission!

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  Statewide Programs     

Treatment Access 
Removes barriers to access treatment, by providing transportation, lodging and food to increase survival rates and improve the quality of life for breast cancer patients and their families. 

Demographics: low income, under or uninsured women and men in rural communities


Komen partners with Oregon Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP), and Washington's Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program (BCCHP), to provide medically underserved women and men with access to lifesaving breast cancer screening programs. Key program activities include cancer education, screening, and counseling. 
   Special Disparities Project

Poder y Vida

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Latinas with a higher percentage of late stage breast cancer diagnosis than average, while breast cancer screening rates for Latinas nationally have been lower than average. These disparities, coupled with the rapid growth of the Latino population in our region, have made Latinas a high priority for Komen.

Ann Berryman
Director of Development and Communications
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