May-June 2019 Newsletter

In this issue:
CEO Letter

Komen Advocacy
Summer 2019 Internships

CEO Letter

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.

Giving Opportunities

Cornerstone Membership (Monthly Giving)

Become a champion among our family of supporters.

Create a Fundraiser

Kickstart your fundraiser with these fun ideas on how to raise money for local breast cancer services and programs! We have all the materials you need to get started!

Toni Mountain Fund for Treatment Access

Support gas, transportation, lodging, and food for patients in treatment. 

The Joe and Jane Gray Family Fund for Research

Support local and national research for advanced breast cancer.

Community Activities & Events

Individuals and organizations make a difference by raising money to benefit Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington. Participate in an activity that you enjoy while supporting a good causefighting breast cancer! Find out more.

Clothing 4 Cancer

Clothing4Cancer is donating 50% of profits to Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington. Their mission: Keep clothing out of landfills; help fight cancer. Find a bin near you and learn More today!



Ashley Stewart
May 2019

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!


Quinault Beach Resort and Casino
June 21 – 23, 2019

Head over to Quinault Beach Resort and Casino for Bacon & Keggs! $1 from every beer sold will be donated to Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington. 


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.