March-April 2019 Newsletter

In this issue:
Community Engagement

Treatment Access Program
Breast Cancer Issues Conference
Upcoming Events

CEO Letter

Read how the Komen Team is engaging in the community!

Women who are disabled are just as likely to get breast cancer as other women. Check out the Women with Disabilities Facts for Life fact sheet for more information.

Treatment Access Program

Komen’s Treatment Access Program provides financial assistance for gas, lodging, and food, for qualifying people in treatment for breast cancer.  As of the third quarter of this fiscal year, 180 people in the rural communities of Oregon and SW Washington have received 323 gift cards, totaling just over $60,000, to help get them to/from breast cancer treatment.

Breast Cancer Issues Conference

Online registration for the Breast Cancer Issues Conference closes on March 13!  Register now, and learn about emerging research and treatment options, breast cancer risk reduction, and quality of life issues.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Dinner Series

Save these dates for upcoming Metastatic Breast Cancer Dinner Series events: May 14 and November 12.  More information will be posted, online, as it becomes available.

Upcoming Events—Join Us!

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!

Internships – Summer 2019

Are you a leader, a thinker or a doer? Use your talents in our promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever!  We have summer Intern roles open in community programs, visual communications, and event support! See position descriptions and apply here.

Giving Opportunities

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.

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!

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.

Umpqua Dairy Products donated over $8,000, distributed toward affiliates in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California. This money was collected through the sales of the limited edition Umpqua Huckleberry Cheesecake Ice Cream in a special PINK round ice cream carton during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Meet Our New Friend, Ashley!
February 2019 – February 2020

Susan G. Komen is excited to announce a year-long partnership with Ashley Stewart®, the leading lifestyle and social commerce brand empowering women globally.


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. 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.


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!