May-June 2019 Newsletter
In this issue:
MORE THAN PINK Walk™
Summer 2019 Internships
Susan G. Komen has evolved much over the past 38 years, and the next chapter of our evolution is here, with the re-imagined Race for the Cure. Read more about the necessary and exciting changes we’ve made in the fight against breast cancer!
This week is Clinical Trials Awareness Week (May 13-17). Clinical trials aren’t just for people who are undergoing breast cancer treatment. There are also clinical trials for people who’ve finished treatment and for those who’ve never had breast cancer. Would you ever consider joining a trial? Think about it! For more information, contact Komen’s Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Information Helpline at 1-877-GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636).
Have you seen the photos from our trip to Washington, DC earlier this month? We were there with other affiliates from across the country, as part of Susan G. Komen’s Advocacy Summit. We met with the offices of all members of the Congressional delegation for Oregon and SW Washington and talked about the importance of patient access to screening, diagnostics, and treatment, and of funding research. Keep up to date on Susan G. Komen’s legislative and advocacy actions by becoming an advocate!
Small Project Support
Do you know a non-profit organization that could use up to $2,000 for a project focusing on breast cancer education and/or survivor / forever fighter support? Check out our project support / small grant opportunities page.
Metastatic Breast Cancer Dinner Series
On Tuesday, May 14, watch the Metastatic Breast Cancer Dinner Series presentation on our Facebook page. Around 7 pm, Krista Nelson, an oncology social worker from Providence Cancer Institute, will talk about the emotional and practical challenges of living with metastatic breast cancer.
If you or someone you know is living with metastatic breast cancer, put these dates on your calendar and find more information here:
- August 3, 2019: MBC Dinner Series Summer Social, 11 am – 2 pm
- November 12, 2019: MBC Dinner Series, 6 – 8:30 pm
Upcoming Events—Join Us!
When: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Where: Tom McCall Waterfront Park
What: Race for the Cure has been re-imagined and the next chapter is here! So, strap on your sneakers and adorn your team shirts; our first MORE THAN PINK Walk™ will premiere this fall. You don’t want to miss it! Learn more about what’s new and register here.
Internships – Summer 2019
Summer internship opportunities are here! Each position below plays a key role at Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington over the summer, as we prepare for our biggest event of the year – the MORE THAN PINK Walk™!
Visual Communications Intern – Calling all creatives! Bring your creativity, passion, and talent to the role and assist with social media marketing, outreach, and developing new digital marketing materials.
Special Events Intern – Do you have a knack and passion for all things events? Interns in this position will assist with community outreach, relationship building, event logistics and management, and event fundraising and marketing.
Community Programs Intern – This intern will assist with community grants, data management, education, outreach, and support programs, as well as on events.
Community Activities & Events
Clothing 4 Cancer
We all know the journey of motherhood comes with plenty of ups & downs, especially for those battling breast cancer. Starting May 1, our partner, Ashley Stewart is donating 100% of the sales for each lunch tote sold to support our mission to end breast cancer forever. Click here for details!
Ryan’s Pink Lady Cider
In stores now. It’s so delicious! A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Ryan’s Pink Lady Cider will benefit Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington. Please join us and “Drink Pink for the Cure.”
Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc. is donating $0.25 for each pink Echinacea named “Hope” sold! Visit today!
USA Softball of Portland
September 21, 2019
Don’t let cancer steal 2nd base! Join in on this one-day coed tournament at Delta Park. All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington. See the flyer here!
Fred Meyer Community Rewards
Support us by shopping at Fred Meyer with your rewards card. Link your Rewards Card and scan it every time you shop at Fred Meyer. We received over $30,000 in 2018! Look us up by name.
Car Donation Program
When you donate your car, truck, or recreational vehicle to benefit Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington, you’re helping to save lives. We accept vehicle donations like cars, boats, trucks, motorcycles and RVs.
All vehicles are considered, the pick-up is free, and your donation is tax-deductible. Call 877.775.6636 or click HERE to get started.