Komen’s Partnership with Joan Lunden

JoanLunden_Email header 1We are expanding Komen’s outreach through Joan Lunden’s new streaming subscription-based television network devoted to breast cancer, and overall health and wellness.

One year ago, Joan Lunden heard those unforgettable words: You have breast cancer. The daughter of a cancer surgeon, and one of the country’s most beloved television personalities and journalists, Joan knew she wanted to share her story publicly. That experience inspired this channel.

ALIVE with Joan Lunden is TV designed specifically for all of us going through the breast cancer journey as a patient, survivor, family member or friend. It offers daily video content that informs, educates, empowers, and offers access to Joan and breast cancer researchers, advocates and survivors, many of whom are funded or supported by Komen.

Joan Lunden Video StillJoan is offering Komen supporters a free, two-week subscription to the channel. Information about this special offer is available by clicking the link below. After the free trial period, 15 percent of the $9.95 monthly subscription fee will be donated to Susan G. Komen to help further our mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer forever.

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Komen St. Louis’ 2015 Volunteer of the Year: Renee Hall

Komen St. Louis has a small (but mighty) staff of just four people. We would not be where we are today without the extensive help of our amazing volunteers. Whether it’s a contribution of one hour or many hours of time, we appreciate the support of all of our volunteers who join us in the year-round fight against breast cancer.

Renee Hall accepts the 2015 Komen St. Louis Volunteer of the Year Award from Komen St. Louis Executive Director Helen Chesnut

Renee Hall accepts the 2015 Komen St. Louis Volunteer of the Year Award from Komen St. Louis Executive Director Helen Chesnut

The recipient of the 2015 Komen St. Louis Volunteer of the Year Award, presented at our 6th Annual Power of the Promise luncheon, is the embodiment of the passion and drive that is needed to beat breast cancer.

Renee Ribble Hall has given countless hours and invaluable service to Komen St. Louis. She has been with our organization since the very beginning — as a member of the Junior League that completed the application for the inaugural Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure and as a member of the first Board of Directors for Komen St. Louis.

Since then, she has filled many roles for Komen St. Louis: Race Director, Race Co-Chair, Board Member, Board President. Her strong passion for the cause has motivated her to make a difference and take the lead.

At the Komen St. Louis Race, she is always one of the first people on the Race site and one of the last to leave.

She has given countless hours and invaluable service in support of the Komen St. Louis mission. She is an inspiration.

Thank you for your long-standing dedication to Komen St. Louis, Renee!

Komen St. Louis’ 2015 Community Partner of the Year: MoBap’s “Reaching the Underserved” Program

We are fortunate to work side by side with committed health care professionals and organizations that provide quality breast health care to women, men and families in our community. These partners dedicate themselves year-round to provide breast cancer screening, breast health education and patient navigation and support services to individuals in need in the St. Louis region.

Theresa Taylor of the Missouri Baptist Breast HealthCare Center accepts the Komen St. Louis 2015 Community Partner of the Year Award from Komen St. Louis Executive Director Helen Chesnut

Theresa Taylor of the Missouri Baptist Breast HealthCare Center accepts the Komen St. Louis 2015 Community Partner of the Year Award from Komen St. Louis Executive Director Helen Chesnut

The recipient of the 2015 Komen St. Louis Community Partner of the Year Award is committed to supporting the mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer forever. We were delighted to present this award to Missouri Baptist Breast HealthCare Center’s “Reaching the Underserved” Program at our 6th Annual Power of the Promise luncheon.

With funding from Komen St. Louis, this program provides increased access to breast screening and diagnostic services, along with breast health education and outreach.

Through the Reaching the Underserved program, a mammography van travels throughout the area, including many rural communities where women may not otherwise have access to mammograms. Through the program’s educational component, individuals throughout our community learn the importance of early detection of breast cancer.

2015-2016 is the 14th year of Komen St. Louis funding for this program.

Congratulations to Missouri Baptist Breast HealthCare Center and all involved with the “Reaching the Underserved” program! Thank you for your year-round effort!

Komen St. Louis Race In-Person Registration and Individual Race Bib/T-Shirt Pick-up June 6, 7, 10

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Individuals who have registered for the June 13 Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure® can pick up their Race bibs and T-shirts at one of three locations on Saturday, June 6; Sunday, June 7; and Wednesday, June 10.

Those who have not yet registered for the Race can register in person at any of these locations.

For those who have pre-registered as an individual Race participant (not on a Race team) and those who wish to register for the Race in person, these are the times and locations for Race bib and T-shirt pick-up:

Saturday, June 6, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, June 7, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sports Authority/Brentwood – 8340 Eager Road, Brentwood, MO 63144

St. Louis Premium Outlets (near Food Court) – 18521 Outlet Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63005

St. Clair Square (lower level, JC Penney Court) – 134 St. Clair Square, Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Individual Timed Run pre-registered participants can pick up their Race bibs and T-shirts at the above locations and times. Individual Timed Run participants also have the option of picking up their Race bibs and T-shirts at one of four Fleet Feet Sports locations on June 6 and 7, as well as registering for the Race in person:

Fleet Feet/Chesterfield (June 6 & 7) – I-64 & Boone’s Crossing; in Chesterfield Commons

Fleet Feet/Des Peres (June 6 & 7) – 11731 Manchester Rd., Des Peres, MO 63131

Fleet Feet/St. Charles (June 6 & 7) – 3813 Mexico Rd., St. Charles, MO 63303

Fleet Feet/South County (June 6 & 7) – 12494 Tesson Ferry Rd., St. Louis, MO 63128

Race participants who have registered on a Team pick up their Race bibs and T-shirts from their team captain.

Online registration for the 17th Annual Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure continues at www.komenstlouis.org/Race. Individuals also can register in person at the Race site on Saturday, June 13, beginning at 6:30 a.m.

The social media hashtag for the Race is #KomenSTLRace.

The Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure is Komen St. Louis’ signature fundraising event, raising funds for the local fight against breast cancer, celebrating breast cancer survivors and honoring those who have lost their lives to the disease.

Visit www.komenstlouis.org to learn more about Susan G. Komen St. Louis and its year-round mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

Komen St. Louis’ 2015 Corporate Partner of the Year: Dowd Bennett LLP

The support of our corporate partners is instrumental to the success of Komen St. Louis and the fight against breast cancer. These partners ensure that more funding is put directly toward our mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

Jim Crowe of Dowd Bennett LLP accepts the 2015 Komen St. Louis Corporate Partner of the Year award from Komen St. Louis Executive Director Helen Chesnut

Jim Crowe of Dowd Bennett LLP accepts the 2015 Komen St. Louis Corporate Partner of the Year award from Komen St. Louis Executive Director Helen Chesnut

Our 2015 Corporate Partner of the Year is an organization that has helped to advance Komen St. Louis’ mission year-round.

The employees of Dowd Bennett LLP support the Komen St. Louis Race for Cure with a Race Team and participate in other Komen St. Louis events throughout the year.

On several occasions, this St. Louis law firm has stepped up as the lead sponsor of Komen St. Louis events, providing essential sponsorship dollars to help us make the biggest impact with our fundraising event efforts.

This year, Dowd Bennett stepped up to serve as presenting sponsor for our 6th Annual Power of the Promise luncheon.

We look forward to a continued partnership with our 2015 Komen St. Louis Corporate Partner of the Year. Thank you, Dowd Bennett!

Komen St. Louis’ 2015 Survivor of the Year: Lillie Thomas

Breast cancer survivors comprise the largest group of cancer survivors in the U.S. We know every life counts in the battle against breast cancer. It was our pleasure to recognize one particular breast cancer survivor at our 6th Annual Power of the Promise luncheon.

2015 Komen St. Louis Survivor of the Year Lillie Thomas with Komen St. Louis Executive Director Helen Chesnut

2015 Komen St. Louis Survivor of the Year Lillie Thomas with Komen St. Louis Executive Director Helen Chesnut

Lillie Thomas’ original involvement with Komen St. Louis was as a member of an organization that received a Komen St. Louis community grant. It was through this connection that she saw firsthand the ways in which Komen St. Louis funding helps women in need.

From then on, Lillie has served Komen St. Louis as a devoted volunteer. She has led our grants committee and most recently represented our mission at the Komen Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC. In our nation’s capital, Lillie and hundreds of other passionate breast cancer advocates shared with our nation’s leaders the value of cancer screening programs.

Lillie is an 18-year breast cancer survivor who has committed herself to making a difference every step of the way. She embodies the mission of Komen St. Louis. It is an honor to fight breast cancer with her at our side.

Congratulations, Lillie, on your recognition as Komen St. Louis’ 2015 Survivor of the Year!