January-February 2019 Newsletter

In this issue:
2018 Recap

Upcoming Events

CEO Letter

Read how we wrapped up 2018 and what we have planned for 2019!

Is adding exercise to your routine one of your 2019 New Year goals? Walking 30 minutes a day may lower breast cancer risk.


Susan G. Komen is involved in advocacy at both the state and federal level. Nationally, Komen recently announced our advocacy priorities for the 116th Congress. Keep up with Komen’s federal advocacy efforts on their Facebook page.

Locally, Komen Oregon & SW Washington continues to advocate for increased state funding of ScreenWise, Oregon’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, which provides breast and cervical cancer screenings for uninsured and underinsured Oregonians. You can show your support in three ways:

  1. Sign our petition to let your legislators know that you support state funding of this program.
  2. Join Komen’s team at the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) Oregon Day at the Capitol on Monday, February 18. Register here!
  3. Join Komen and ACS CAN in Salem on Friday, March 8, as we meet with our local legislators about the importance of screening in early detection and the safety net programs (such as ScreenWise) that support those in need. Register here!

Grantee Profile –OR & WA Breast and Cervical Cancer Programs

Komen Oregon & SW Washington funds the gaps between state and federal money for the Oregon ScreenWise program and the Washington Breast, Cervical, and Colon Health Program, which provide free cancer screenings to those in need.

Breast Cancer Issues Conference

Registration is now open for the Breast Cancer Issues Conference on March 16. Join fellow survivors and forever fighters, co-survivors, and health care providers as we hear about emerging research and treatment options, breast cancer risk reduction, and quality of life issues. New track on Metastatic Breast Cancer.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Dinner Series

On February 5, Kyle Ambert, PhD, Senior Data Scientist at Intel’s Artificial Intelligence Products Group, will talk about “Artificial Intelligence in Cancer Research and Treatment,” for the next Metastatic Breast Cancer Dinner Series. The presentation will be streamed live on our Facebook page, starting around 7pm.

Upcoming Events—Join Us!

More Than Pink Brunch | Saturday, March 2, 2019 | Eugene

It’s our favorite meal of the day—grab your friends/family and join us for a raffle/awards, dessert dash, wine wall, storyteller, mimosas/Bloody Marys, and more! Register and fundraise today!

Lunch for the Cure | Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | Sentinel Hotel

Make plans to join us in April! Have lunch and take your chances on the raffle, auction, and wine wall! Sponsor a table or purchase a ticket!

Save the Date

More Than Pink Walk (Race for the Cure)
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a leader, a thinker or a doer? Use your talents in our promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever!  We need you now more than ever. We have roles open within development, fundraising, and event support! Learn more here.

Giving Opportunities

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!

Cornerstone Membership (Monthly Giving)

Become a champion among our family of supporters.

The Joe and Jane Gray Family Fund for Research

Support local and national research for advanced breast cancer.

Toni Mountain Fund for Treatment Access

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

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.

We are grateful for the partnership with Audi and Porsche Beaverton. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they raised $15,000 during the month of October – $100 from every new car purchased was donated to Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington.


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. Learn More today!


Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc. is donating $0.25 for each pink Echinacea named “Hope” sold! Visit today!


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 & 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.