July-August 2018 Newsletter

In this issue:
Race for the Cure
Upcoming Komen Events
Community Programs
Ways to Give

CEO Letter

Read about the launch of Race for Cure and what we have planned for the summer!


Donor Town Hall Series

Join us for our national donor town hall webinar to learn more about Susan G. Komen’s Chief Scientific Advisors on September 13. Donors will receive an invitation, or you can contact Ann Berryman, Director of Development and Communications, for more info!


Upcoming Events

Row for the Cure – July 28, 2018 – Vancouver Lake

Register for Row for the Cure! This year we are excited to celebrate 25 years of this event with flair, fun, food, and drinks!


Thorns Breast Cancer Awareness Night – September 7, 2018 – Providence Park

Show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Night at the Portland Thorns FC take on Seattle Reign FC match! Each ticket includes a one-of-a-kind t-shirt designed by Portland Gear and participate in a postgame Zumba class on the field! Learn more and purchase tickets now!

Race for the Cure – September 16, 2018 – Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Registration is now open! Take advantage of early bird pricing now through August 10! Register your furry friend for Pups in Pink and walk with us!


Kick for Komen – September 30, 2018 – Glendoveer Golf

Join our Ambassador Board for their annual Kick for Komen footgolf tournament! Take advantage of early bird pricing until August 1! There will be food, drinks, raffles, and more!

Eugene Breast Cancer Forum – October 9, 2018

Save the date and plan to join us for lunch at our third Breast Cancer Forum, being hosted by and held at Valley River Inn. Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD, will present, “Exercise Medicine for Breast Cancer: Can Moving Save Your Life?”


Metastatic Breast Cancer Activities

If you are living with stage IV metastatic breast cancer, put these dates on your calendar for the following free events:

Community Programs

Grantee Highlight – The Corvallis Clinic Project H.E.R.

We are excited to, once again, partner with The Corvallis Clinic Foundation on their Project H.E.R. (Help. Enlightenment. Resources.) program, which reaches Benton, Linn, and Lincoln Counties. With Komen support, 260 breast cancer survivors, co-survivors, and healthcare providers will receive education and resources through the entire breast cancer continuum of care, by way of support groups, education workshops, and Survivorship Care Plans.

Call for Project Support Applicants

Do you know a non-profit organization that could use up to $2,000 for a project that focuses on breast cancer education or breast cancer survivor / forever fighter support?  Komen’s Grants Committee reviews applications for our Small Grants Program as they come in.  Project funding is approved until it is gone, so apply early!

African American Initiative Data Collection 

Thanks, in part, to funding from OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program, Komen is beginning to collect the data that will inform a multi-year initiative in the Portland-metro area which will focus on decreasing the breast cancer disparities in the African American community. Learn more.

Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers are the heart and soul that powers our promise to help save lives in Oregon and SW Washington.

  • 25th Anniversary Row for the Cure-View our volunteer opportunities on July 28!
  • Race for the Cure-View our volunteer opportunities for September 15 and September 16!
  • Help us spread the word about Race for the Cure! Contact us at Volunteers@komenoregon.org to sign up for a flier distribution route.


Donor Town Hall Series

If you would like to watch our national donor town hall webinar to learn more about Susan G. Komen’s Chief Scientific Advisors on September 13, contact Ann Berryman for more info!

Ambassador Board

Do you have a desire to take on a leadership roll? Read more about our Ambassador Board. Contact Ann Berryman for more info!

Giving Opportunities


The Joe and Jane Gray Family Fund

Support local and national research for advanced breast cancer.


Cornerstone Membership (Monthly Giving)

Become a champion among our family of supporters.


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.


Visit the Lake Oswego store for beautiful glass votive candles on August 9 and October 11. On those days, 10% of sales to be donated to Komen Oregon and SW Washington. 


Rally For the Cure
June – October 2018

One golf ball can impact the fight against breast cancer. Rally for the Cure golf events bring us one step closer to finding a cure! Register for an upcoming event:

  • Meriwether Women’s Nine Hold Golf Club – August 7
  • Michellebook Country Club – August 26
  • John Day Ladies Golf Club – October 6


Project: OM
August 15 – September 30

Manduka’s project:OM is a movement to bring One More person to the yoga practice in an effort to make the world a better place, one mat at a time. Join project:OM this fall and help us reach our Bold Goal of reducing the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. 


Play for a Cure
August 17-19, 2018

The fight against breast cancer goes to the next level. Help us strike out breast cancer at this 3 day softball tournament! Learn More



Hold’em for a Cure
August 23, 2018

Feelin’ lucky!? Join us at iHeart Radio for the ultimate round of poker for a chance to win the grand prize! Register today for your chance show off your skills, have a great time, and help us fight to end breast cancer!


Saving Second Base
September 15, 2018

Men’s and Women’s One-Day Tournament. Don’t let cancer steal 2nd base! Learn More


Lloyd Center Fashion Show
October 6, 2018

Join us for the Pretty in Pink fashion show! There will be a complimentary photo booth, art and crafts for the kids, and swag bags.


Girlfriends Run for a Cure
October 14, 2018

Get in shape and bond with your ladies and men too! Recruit your best friends and help raise funds to help with support and resources for women and men undergoing treatment. Register here


Umpqua Huckleberry Cheesecake
October-December 2018

Umpqua Huckleberry Cheesecake will be back in the fall! A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this ice cream will benefit Komen Oregon.


New Balance – Lace Up for the Cure

Thank you to our long-standing partner New Balance and their support of the Race for the Cure series through Lace Up for the Cure athletic apparel and footwear collection that proudly features the Running Ribbon. Shop the collection today!


Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

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


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!