January-February 2018 Newsletter


In this issue:
Upcoming Komen Events
Community Activities
Ways to Give

Community Programs


If you live in Oregon, please spend Monday, February 5 with us at the state capitol.  Komen is happy, once again, to join ACS CAN at their Oregon Day at the Capitol to talk with our legislators about the importance of funding Screenwise, the state Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, as well as to support ACS CAN’s conversation around formulary transparency and tobacco prevention.

Breast Cancer Issues Conference – March 17, 2018

Registration is now open for our 20th anniversary Breast Cancer Issues Conference!  Dr. Kathleen Dunham, a surgical oncologist from Compass Oncology, will present “Overthinking…The Psychological Impact of Surgical Decision Making.”  The conference will be held in Portland and simulcast at sites in Bend, Corvallis, Hood River, Medford, Newport, and Roseburg.   Join us!

Metastatic Breast Cancer Dinner Series – February 6, 2018

At our next MBC Dinner Series event, Vanessa Sanne, FNP-C, a palliative care nurse practitioner from Compass Oncology, will talk about “A Day in the Life: Navigating the tricky waters of life with metastatic breast cancer.”  Registration is full, but we will be streaming the event live. Visit our MBC Dinner Series webpage for more info.

Community Programs Spotlight

Clark County Skills Center Foundation was provided Komen project support funds for a “Hair Loss and Wigs” program with Cascadia Tech, where they purchased wigs for their cosmetology students to style and give, free of charge, to 18 breast cancer patients, along with a head scarf and special wig brush.  They have a limited number of wigs still available; contact Carron Sager at 360-604-1050 ext 2140 for more info.

YES on Measure 101

Please make sure to vote YES on Measure 101, by next Tuesday, January 23rd, to preserve access to basic care for the 1 in 4 Oregonians who gets their coverage through Medicaid. This coverage includes mammograms! Find your ballot drop location here.

Upcoming Events

Ambassador Board–Call for Interest

We are looking for young professionals who have a desire to support their community! For more info, please email Emily-Rose Wiitala.

Save the Date

July 28, 2018
25th Anniversary
Row for the Cure

September 16, 2018
Portland Race for the Cure

Giving Opportunities


Cornerstone Membership (Monthly Giving)

Become a Champion among our family of supporters.


Toni Mountain Fund for Treatment Access

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


Gray Family Fund

Support local and national breast cancer research.

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 our more.


Michael’s Fine Furniture 

They raised $5,061 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this past October! Thank you!


December 6, 2017-February 28, 2018

A From December 6, 2017 through February 28, 2018, Amazon will donate to Susan G. Komen $5.00 for each individual that signs up for a Kindle Unlimited 30-day free trial.


Flipside Hats

Purchase a Race for the Cure hat! 10% of proceeds benefit us!


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. Please join us and “Drink Pink for the Cure.”


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. Look us up by name!


Portland Gear

Gear up with a More than Pink hat. 15% of proceeds go back to the Komen Oregon. Purchase online or in stores.