Just a Few Days Left

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Guest Writer: Helen Chesnut, Susan G. Komen Missouri Executive Director

Thank you for supporting our year-round work to help women and men facing the realities of breast cancer right here in Missouri and southwestern Illinois.

There are just a few days left for you to give a gift to Komen Missouri’s 2015 Holiday Giving Campaign.

Now is a crucial time of year to show your support and help us begin 2016 strong.

Your gift could help us:

  • Provide funding for local breast cancer screening, breast health education and outreach programs
  • Fund local community programs that provide nutritional support and patient navigation to underserved women and men
  • Fund the science that finds the next big breakthrough

You can help us make a difference! We still need $8,000 to reach our $30,000 campaign goal to support vital efforts to help those facing breast cancer.

Please make your year-end gift to Komen Missouri today.

If you’ve already given, thank you!

On a mission to help those in need and find the cures,

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Helen Chesnut
Komen Missouri Executive Director and 9-Year Breast Cancer Survivor

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In Pursuit of an End to Breast Cancer: Trivia Night 2016

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Join in the local fight against breast cancer at Susan G. Komen® Missouri’s 2nd Annual Trivia Night on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at the Maryland Heights Community Center. This FUN fundraiser benefits breast cancer research and local breast health programs funded by Komen Missouri.

Trivia tables are $200 for a team of eight. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and trivia begins at 7 p.m.

Trivia table reservations are open now!

Mike Colombo, investigative reporter for KMOV News 4 and native St. Louisan, will return as master of ceremonies.

The event will consist of 10 rounds of trivia with prizes for the top three teams. Guests also will be able to participate in a basket raffle, a delicious dessert raffle, 50/50 drawing and more.

The funds raised at the event will directly impact the breast health needs of local women, men and families. Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised by Komen Missouri stays in the local community to fund life-saving breast cancer screening, breast health education and patient navigation and support programs. The remaining 25 percent funds cutting-edge, global breast cancer research.

Registration in advance is required.

Our 2015 Trivia Night sold out, so don’t miss your chance to join the fun!

Visit www.komenmissouri.org/TriviaNight or call 314.569.3900 to reserve a table.

Your Support Gives Strength

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Guest Writer: Helen Chesnut, Susan G. Komen Missouri Executive Director

Susan G. Komen® Missouri was founded in 1999 by dedicated volunteers fueled by a promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. It started with our inaugural Race for the Cure in St. Louis, attracting more than 10,000 survivors, co-survivors, families and friends and raising over $300,000.

Since then, our impact on the local fight against breast cancer has been strengthened by year-round supporters – people who share our commitment to meeting the breast health needs of the women, men and families most at risk and most in need right here in our community.

Thank you for the role you play in supporting your local Komen Affiliate as we focus every day on our mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Your support gives strength to individuals and families – like Jeremy’s – in our community.

Jeremy Harmon’s family member found a lump in her breast at age 36 and, out of concern, she had it removed. Although it was not cancerous, as a result of the diagnosis she will now need to have an annual mammogram. This experience spurred Jeremy to take action in the fight against breast cancer.

“While our family is grateful for the outcome,” he said, “the potential impact opened my eyes to my desire to be more involved in the cause in some manner.” Jeremy is now one of our Pink Tie Guys, serving as a partner in the promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

Knowing that we can help families like Jeremy’s, empowering them to take charge of their health and inspiring them to take action every day, gives me strength. Your contribution will help give strength to hundreds of lives through the programs supported by our local grants.

Right now, our funding supports seven local organizations that deliver critical, lifesaving breast health services – including free mammograms and navigation through the health care system. Right now, Komen-funded researchers in St. Louis are investigating the growth of breast cell types that contribute to breast density and therefore may impact breast cancer risk.

Because breast cancer knows no boundaries and never takes a day off, I’m asking you to help continue to fight this disease by contributing to our 2015 Holiday Giving Campaign today. Through the consistent and valued support of donors like you, we are able to make a difference in the screening, care and survival of women, men and families in our community.

Your gift today could help us reach our Campaign goal of $30,000. This could provide funding for 300 mammograms or more than 1,300 hours of patient navigation. Please make a one-time or monthly donation today.

I thank you for your support!

Give Strength on #GivingTuesday

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As you look ahead to the holidays, please take a moment to help give strength to the local fight against breast cancer. That’s the spirit of #GivingTuesday – to pause and add deeper meaning to the holidays by giving to a cause that’s important to you.

Please consider a gift to Susan G. Komen Missouri in honor of #GivingTuesday. Your gift helps us save lives in our 38-county Missouri/Illinois service area.

With your gift, we can offer assistance to individuals and families facing breast cancer in your community. Plus, you can help us support research to find better treatments and to find the cures.

Give a gift today.