March-April 2018 Newsletter

In this issue:
Upcoming Komen Events
Ways to Give

CEO Letter

Read what is happening at Komen Oregon and SW Washington!


Upcoming Events

Lunch for the Cure – April 11, 2018 – Sentinel Hotel

Tickets are selling fast! Sponsor a table or purchase a ticket!

Local Komen Scholar Study Report

Knight Cancer Institute – The Gray Lab

Dr. Joe Gray and his team at OHSU discovered a tumor’s ‘microenvironment’ plays a critical role in how a common type of breast cancer responds to treatment. Read more.

Community Programs


Grantee Highlight – ScreenWise

Komen funding allows ScreenWise (formerly the Oregon Breast and Cervical Cancer Program) to provide non-CDC-covered breast cancer screening and diagnostic services throughout Oregon. This includes genetic counseling and testing, diagnostic testing for men, and services that reduce patient barriers for priority populations and facilitate access to screening and diagnostic services.

Answer2Cancer – April 7, 2018

Komen is excited to return as a partner of Answer2Cancer, a free patient and family event, held in Portland, designed for those going through and surviving cancer. Attendees will learn about their own diagnosis and topics surrounding cancer. Learn more.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Dinner Series – May 15, 2018

If you are living with stage IV breast cancer, join us in Portland for our next MBC Dinner Series eventJoe Gray, Ph.D. will be speaking. He holds positions as Professor and Gordon Moore Endowed Chair in the Department of Biomedical Engineering; Director of the Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine (OCSSB); and Associate Director for Biophysical Oncology at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. Save the date to attend, either in person or online via Facebook Live.
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Ambassador Board


Call for Interest

Do you have a desire to take on a leadership roll? Contact Ann Berryman for more info!

Get Involved

Student Volunteer Opportunities

View our summer student volunteer opportunities!


Save the Date

July 28, 2018
25th Anniversary



September 16, 2018

Recent Events

Celebrate for a Cure – February 15, 2018

We were honored to recognize some of our supporters and community partners at the 2018 Celebrate for the Cure on February 15.
2018 Award recipients include:

  • Community Partner: Northwest Family Services
  • Corporate Partner: Les Schwab
  • Organization Partner: Project Access NOW
  • Strength of Many: Riverside Payments
  • Race for the Cure: Team Janine
  • Forever Fighter of the Year: Pilar Lashley
  • Promise of One: Charlene Zidell

Eugene Race for the Cure – March 4, 2018

Fundraising continues through April 4! Share your thoughts of the event and view event photos!

Breast Cancer Issues Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended our 20th Anniversary Breast Cancer Issues Conference, either in Portland or at a simulcast site in Bend, Corvallis, Hood River, Medford, Newport, or Roseburg.  Links to session handouts and videos, as they become available, can be found herePhotos from the day can be found here.

Giving Opportunities


Oregon Charitable Checkoff Program

Select Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington to donate a portion of your income tax refund to us through the Oregon Charitable Checkoff Program while filing your taxes. Thank you for your heartfelt gift!


Oregon Screen Settlement

$10 million up for grabs in Oregon! Learn how you can give your piece of the pie to Komen Oregon! Act by April 2!


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.


Gray Family Fund

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 our more.


Umpqua Dairy Products

They raised $5,633.40 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this past October! Thank you


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!



New Balance Komen Shop
March 19-May 31

Shhh….New Balance is sharing a special 40% merchandise Komen shop with just us! You can only access the store here.


Grand Boobahs Bowling for the Cure!
March 25, 2018

Hit the alley with the Grand Boobahs at Allen’s Crosley Lanes in Vancouver!


Sephora Event for Breast Cancer Survivors and Fighters
April 7, 2018 – 8:00-10:00am

The Valley River Center Sephora in Eugene will be hosting a closed door event the morning of April 7. All breast cancer survivors and fighters are welcomed to go in an get pampered!



Wacoal Fit for the Cure!
May 2018

For every woman who participates in a free bra fitting at Fit for the Cure events, Wacoal will donate $2 to Komen Oregon. Find an event near you!


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!


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!


Portland Thorns Breast Cancer Awareness Night
September 7, 2018

Several surprises in store – team signed jersey, pink nets and corner flags, and more! Join us for the final home game of the season, and watch the Portland Thorns take on the Seattle Reign!


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.