Komen St. Louis Prep Academy – May 2

Race_KomenPrepAcademy_2015_0502You are invited to enroll in the inaugural class of Komen St. Louis Prep Academy!

Komen St. Louis Prep Academy: Saturday, May 2, 9 am – 1 pm, at Harris-Stowe State University’s Emerson Performance Center (3026 Laclede Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103)

Join us and learn how you can give strength to the local fight against breast cancer.

  • “Prep” for the Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure®
  • Gain knowledge about Komen St. Louis Race registration, Team member recruitment, fundraising, volunteering and more
  • Test your breast health smarts
  • Get schooled (in a good way) on Komen St. Louis’ mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer forever
  • Understand how Race registration fees, donations and fundraising dollars all give strength to women, men and families in our community

Stop by any time between 9 am and 1 pm.

Attend a Komen St. Louis Race 101 session at 10 am or 12 pm.

Questions? Email teams@komenstlouis.org.

Three Women of St. Louis Radio to Serve as Honorary Co-Chairs for 2015 Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure®

Race_2015_WebBanner_HonChairs3Three women of St. Louis radio will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 17th Annual Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure®. Carol Daniel, Judi Diamond and Jen Myers are lending their voices and their support to the local fight against breast cancer.

Carol Daniel began her career at KMOX 1120 AM, “the Voice of St. Louis,” in 1995 as an anchor, reporter and talk show host.

Judi Diamond is the former co-host and executive producer of the award-winning Cornbread morning show on 92.3 WIL. She now hosts her own show on the station.

Jen Myers has been with Y98 for more than 13 years and this year is celebrating a decade of waking up St. Louis as part of the Phillips and Company Morning Show.

“We are excited to have these dynamic women of St. Louis radio serving as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 2015 Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure,” said Helen Chesnut, executive director of Susan G. Komen® St. Louis. “Carol Daniel, Judi Diamond and Jen Myers speak to so many in our community every day. With their support of the Komen St. Louis mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever, there is great potential to make a significant impact in the fight against breast cancer in the St. Louis region through the 2015 Komen St. Louis Race.”

The funds raised at the Komen St. Louis Race will directly impact the breast health needs of local women, men and families.

Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised by Komen St. Louis stays in the local community to fund life-saving breast cancer screening, breast health education and patient navigation programs. The remaining 25 percent funds cutting-edge breast cancer research in St. Louis and beyond.

Registration for the 2015 Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure is open at www.komenstlouis.org/Race.

All Race registration fees, fundraising dollars and donations help give strength to the fight against breast cancer.

6th Annual Power of the Promise – May 3, 2015

Web Banner Large_Power of the Promise 2015You’re invited to the 6th Annual Power of the Promise luncheon – an afternoon of celebration, inspiration and education.

We know you won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit the great new and returning booths at the vendor expo, bid on raffle baskets and enjoy the live music. Plus, Bridget DuMont and Ben DuMont, 2013 Susan G. Komen National Co-Survivor of the Year, will share the story of their breast cancer journey.

Tickets are $25. To buy your ticket, click here. Space is limited. We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions? Contact Bree DeGraw, bdegraw@komenstlouis.org or 314.569.3900

Two Months to Go: Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure 2015

Race_2015_WebBanner_Register2_largeThe 2015 Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure® will take place in downtown St. Louis two months from today, on Saturday, June 13.

Register now at www.komenstlouis.org.

If you’re already registered for the 2015 Race, it’s time to focus on your fundraising efforts.

Komen St. Louis Race registration fees, fundraising and donations help raise vital funds for life-saving breast health and breast cancer services for the women, men and families most in need and most at risk in Komen St. Louis’ 17-county Missouri and Illinois service area.

These funds also support cutting-edge breast cancer research in St. Louis and beyond.

Register for the 2015 Race now at www.komenstlouis.org/Race.

Form a Team. Join a Team. Register as an individual participant. Or choose to Sleep In for the Cure.

Your Race registration, fundraising and donations give strength to the local fight against breast cancer.
For more information on the 2015 Komen St. Louis Race, to register or to donate, please visit www.komenstlouis.org.

Komen St. Louis Prep Academy – April 18

Race_KomenPrepAcademy_2015You are invited to enroll in the inaugural class of Komen St. Louis Prep Academy!

Komen St. Louis Prep Academy: Saturday, April 18, 9 am – 1 pm, at Harris-Stowe State University’s Emerson Performance Center (3026 Laclede Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103)

Join us and learn how you can give strength to the local fight against breast cancer.

  • “Prep” for the Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure®
  • Gain knowledge about Komen St. Louis Race registration, Team member recruitment, fundraising, volunteering and more
  • Test your breast health smarts
  • Get schooled (in a good way) on Komen St. Louis’ mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer forever
  • Understand how Race registration fees, donations and fundraising dollars all give strength to women, men and families in our community

Stop by any time between 9 am and 1 pm.

Attend a Komen St. Louis Race 101 session at 10 am or 12 pm.

Questions? Email teams@komenstlouis.org.

Opportunities for Advocacy: Breast Cancer Research Advocacy 101 Workshop

Guest Writer: Lorry Blath, Komen St. Louis Volunteer

In a conference room usually used for professional breast cancer education and collaboration, an eager group of survivors and supporters gathered for a light breakfast. Judy Johnson and Lorry Blath, co-chairs of the 2015 Research Advocacy 101 workshop and the Susan G. Komen® St. Louis Research Advocacy Committee, opened the workshop with an overview of research advocacy, what activities the committee members have participated in…and by the end of the day, the workshop attendees were asking how they could contribute to advocacy.

As the three diverse speakers made their presentations, the variety of opportunities for advocacy became evident.

Judy Johnson and Lindsey Reichle at the Breast Cancer Research Advocacy 101 workshop

Judy Johnson and Lindsey Reichle at the Breast Cancer Research Advocacy 101 workshop

The first speaker, Lindsey Reichle a clinical research supervisor, explained the seven necessary elements in every clinical trial, fielded questions and stated, “Clinical trials advance medicine and research….and can change the standard of care.”

Our next speaker, dedicated Komen St. Louis Pink Tie Guy Dr. Ron Bose, oncologist/researcher, described the three basic subtypes of breast cancer and which treatments work best with each diagnosis and why. He also discussed recent findings in genomics and how it applies to daily practice of medicine. The attendees’ questions showed great understanding of his material.

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Research Advocacy 101 workshop

After lunch, we heard from the dynamic and inspirational Dr. Sheila Stewart, PhD, whose work focuses on metastatic breast cancer to the bones. Her colorful metaphors showed why cancer cells find the bone inviting and how the cells convince the local environment into helping them survive. “These renegade cancer cells are like heroin addicts, and when you hang out with addicts you become one yourself,” she said. “The stroma surrounding the bone is like the girders that support a building.”

Two graduate students guided the group through different parts of Dr. Stewart’s lab. We peered into microscopes of cells lit up by fluorescent stains from jellyfish. We watched electric currents move DNA, called gel electrophoresis. And we viewed the damage of cancer and/or chemotherapy to the bone in 3-D on a computer.

Research Advocacy 101 workshop

Research Advocacy 101 workshop

From the beginning of the workshop, one of our themes was “Different Faces, Same Passion,” and by the conclusion, the attendees were enthusiastically determining how they could become involved to help advance breast cancer research.

Judy are Lorry are dedicated to mentoring these individuals and others who want to become involved in breast cancer research advocacy — a lot or a little.

For more information on the Komen St. Louis Research Advocacy Committee, email us at researchadvocacy@komenstlouis.org, and we will let you know of our latest speaker, meeting, field trip or educational event.

Learn more by visiting the Komen St. Louis Research Advocacy web page.

Fundraising for Komen St. Louis: A Shoe Line with a Purpose

Susan G. Komen® St. Louis is honored to be contacted by passionate members of our community wanting to organize an event or promotion benefiting Komen St. Louis and the fight against breast cancer.

We love the creative ideas our community members come up with to help make an impact and support our mission.

Here’s a particularly creative third-party fundraising promotion: LaQuist + Komen St. Louis shoes.  St. Louis artist and student Lauren Rundquist has created a shoe line with a purpose. With each pair of LaQuist + Komen St. Louis shoes purchased, LaQuist will contribute $15 directly toward Komen St. Louis’ mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever, in addition to being matched by the TOMS One for One Movement, giving a pair of shoes to a child in need. Each of the 12 handpainted designs represents that mission through words and symbols chosen by Susan G. Komen St. Louis.

To learn more about this and other community events supporting Komen St. Louis, visit the Community Events page on our website.

To learn more about hosting a fundraiser for Komen St. Louis, visit our website.