Komen Greater St. Louis Race 2017: Team Captain Training

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It’s Time for 2017 Team Captain Training!

Team Captain Training
Saturday, Feb. 18 @ 11:30 am – 1 pm
Susan G. Komen Missouri Office
9288 Dielman Industrial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63132

Team Captain Training
Saturday, March 11 @ 9-10:30 am
Susan G. Komen Missouri Office
9288 Dielman Industrial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63132

Our Team Captain Training sessions are designed to prepare new and returning Team Captains for the 2017 Komen Greater St. Louis Race for the Cure®. We’ll help you get set for success in your support of Komen Missouri’s mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

This training will serve as a great opportunity for new and experienced team captains to:

– Get information on team member recruitment/registration, team fundraising events and more!
– Share fundraising ideas and get new tips
– Be ready to inspire your team members to be More Than Pink!

New and returning team captains should plan to attend one session for the entire time period.

Registration for the June 10, 2017 Komen Greater St. Louis Race for the Cure is open! Register through Feb. 14 and save $5! www.komenmissouri.org/STLRace

Questions? Contact teams@komenmissouri.org

Take a Swing at Trivia and Help Knock Out Breast Cancer

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Take a swing at trivia and breast cancer at Susan G. Komen® Missouri’s 3rd Annual Trivia Night on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at the Moolah Shrine. This fundraising event, presented by Dowd Bennett LLP, benefits breast cancer research and local breast health programs funded by Komen Missouri.

Trivia tables are $200 for a team of eight or $300 for a VIP table of eight. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and trivia begins at 7 p.m.

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Mike Colombo, TV news anchor/reporter and Komen Missouri Pink Tie Guy, returns at Master of Ceremonies for Trivia Night 2017

Mike Colombo, Contact 2 Consumer Investigative Reporter at Fox 2 and Anchor of KPLR 11 News at 4, 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, dessert raffle and 50/50 drawing.

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 breast cancer research in St. Louis and beyond.

Registration in advance is required. Visit www.komenmissouri.org/TriviaNight or call 314.569.3900 to reserve a table.

Be Bold on Giving Tuesday

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Your support is More Than Pink.

Every donation helps us turn awareness into impact. And the more support we get, the more we can help low-income women in our community get access to quality breast health care. The more we can help fund research that helps make breakthroughs for metastatic breast cancer patients who need it the most. And the closer we can come to reducing breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% in the next decade. With your support, we can make an even bigger impact.

On #GivingTuesday, you can help us put an end to breast cancer for good.

Be Bold. Be Fearless. Be Generous. Contribute to our 2016 Holiday Giving Campaign.

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Be Bold. Be Fearless. Be Generous.

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Susan G. Komen® Missouri is an independent, local nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the breast health needs of the women, men and families most at risk and most in need in our 38-county Missouri/Illinois service area.

This past year, Komen Missouri grant funding helped provide more than 23,789 screening and patient support services for individuals in our community who otherwise may not have had access.

Through your donation, we can continue to strengthen our investment in the local fight against breast cancer.

Eighty-one cents of every $1 raised enables Komen Missouri to grant funds for life-saving local breast cancer screening, breast health education and patient support services plus cutting-edge global breast cancer research.

508 women lost their lives to breast cancer in Missouri last year. Your $100 gift could fund a life-saving mammogram this year.

Be Bold. Be Fearless. Be Generous. Every dollar makes an impact.

Please contribute to our 2016 Holiday Giving Campaign today.

Thank you for your support!

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Dine Out to Fight Breast Cancer During Dine Out for the Cure® in Mid-Missouri on October 6

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Fight breast cancer while dining out for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner during the Susan G. Komen Missouri Dine Out for the Cure® on Thursday, Oct. 6, in mid-Missouri. Participating restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds to Komen Missouri.

Pizza Tree (909 Cherry Street in Columbia) will donate 30 percent of proceeds from Dine Out day (lunch and dinner) to Komen Missouri.

Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Company (29 S. 9th, Columbia) and Nourish Café & Market (1201 E. Broadway, Columbia) will each donate 15 percent of proceeds during breakfast. Coley’s American Bistro (15 S. 6th Street, Columbia) will donate 15 percent of proceeds from dinner.

In Moberly, Santa Fe Mexican Restaurant (520 E. US Hwy. 24, 65270) will donate 15% of proceeds from lunch to Komen Missouri.

Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised through Dine Out for the Cure stays in the community to fund breast cancer screening, breast health education and patient navigation and support services for underserved and uninsured individuals. The remaining 25 percent funds global breast cancer research.

Komen Missouri encourages Dine Out participants to “tweet and eat” by following @KomenMissouri on Twitter and Instagram and using the official event hashtag #KomenMidMODine.

Visit www.komenmissouri.org/DineOut for Dine Out details. Visit www.komenmissouri.org to learn more about Susan G. Komen Missouri and its year-round mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

Join the Local Fight Against Breast Cancer at the Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure® on October 9

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Give strength to the local fight against breast cancer by participating in or donating to the 7th Annual Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure®. The fundraiser takes place Sunday morning, Oct. 9, in Flat Branch Park in historic downtown Columbia. Register online at http://www.komenmissouri.org/MidMoRace.

The Komen Mid-Missouri Race raises funds for the local fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivors and honors those who have lost their lives to the disease.

The funds raised at the Komen Mid-Missouri Race 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 lifesaving breast cancer screening, breast health education and patient support programs. The remaining 25 percent funds cutting-edge, global breast cancer research.

The Race includes a 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun walk. For more serious runners or those pursuing personal fitness goals, the timed run offers electronic timing and a separate starting corral. Participants can form or join teams in honor or memory of a loved one to make an even greater impact. Those who cannot attend in person may choose the Sleep In for the Cure option.

The Komen Mid-Missouri Race supports Komen Missouri’s year-round mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer forever. The support of the community is vital to the continued local impact of the Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure.

Support from Komen Mid-Missouri Race sponsors helps ensure more money can go directly to the fight against breast cancer. The 2016 platinum sponsors are KRCG TV 13 and Cumulus Radio. Gold sponsors are the Missourian and The Networks of Mid-Missouri. The Columbia Daily Tribune is a Bronze sponsor. Pewter sponsors include Boone Hospital Center, Gerbes, Inside Columbia, Joe Machens Dealerships, and Missouri Cancer Associates. The Workout Sponsor is Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

Registration for the 2016 Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure is open through Race day at www.komenmissouri.org/MidMoRace. All Race registration fees, fundraising dollars and donations help give strength to the fight against breast cancer.

Komen Mid-Missouri Race Team Profile: Brady Glass

For Team Brady Glass, the Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure is personal.

“There’s nothing more important to us Bradys as the fight against breast cancer,” says Joshua Brady. “We all witnessed Doris Brady – my mom and Jerry Brady’s wife – fight for six long years against this disease. We are for anything that helps bring awareness to this disease. We think more awareness means more funding to scientists battling to find a cure. I hope sometime soon nobody else will have to lose a mom or a wife to breast cancer.”

komenmidmorace_brady1Josh Brady’s team has participated in the Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure since the event’s inaugural year, 2010, the first year after his mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.

For a company like Brady Glass, losing Doris was like losing a family member.

“Even our employees that don’t have the last name Brady felt like they lost a mom when my mom passed away in January 2015,” said Josh. “It is the least we can do to get up early and support these ladies that are going through the same exact thing my mom went through. We also want to be there for the families that are impacted by breast cancer; sometimes their emotional fight is forgotten.”

komenmidmorace_brady2Participating in the Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure is so important to the Bradys that Josh has overlooked his own pain in order to be there. “I had a bad motorcycle accident in June 2013. Up to that point, I hadn’t missed a Race.” After knee surgery that August, his only goal was to make it to and through the Race. “As painful as it was, I did make it all the way to the finish line.”

Two years later, the 2015 Race was the first without his mom. “Our entire family and company made it to the Race,” said Josh. “We finished last by a long shot, but we did it together!”

komenmidmorace_brady3The Bradys don’t have to do much to convince people to join their Komen Mid-Missouri Race Team. Their coworkers and employees know how much this fundraiser means to Josh and his family. Even customers and friends outside of the company are participating on the Brady Glass Team.

“You don’t have to know someone that had breast cancer to get a team together,” says Josh. “The event is full of life, music, dancing. It’s a celebration of people who need to be picked up and encouraged. I believe we could all use events like this that bring people together for a great cause.”

The 7th Annual Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure® takes place on Sunday morning, Oct. 9, in Flat Branch Park in historic downtown Columbia. Register online at http://www.komenmissouri.org/MidMoRace.

The funds raised at the Komen Mid-Missouri Race 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 lifesaving breast cancer screening, breast health education and patient support programs. The remaining 25 percent funds cutting-edge, global breast cancer research.

Give MO Love, Save More Lives!

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$1 Million for Our Mission!

The Challenge Starts Today!

We’re part of the Revlon LOVE IS ON 2016 Million Dollar Challenge. The Challenge is a fundraising competition launched by Revlon where organizations that support women’s health causes compete for cash prize donations from Revlon. The charity that raises the most money will win a $1 Million donation to support their cause.

The Challenge runs from September 14 at 11 am CT and through October 26 at 12:59:59 pm CT, and over $1.4 Million will be given away in prize money to organizations participating in the Challenge. We’re ready to raise as much money as we can so can win the $1 Million grand prize!

How You Can Help

Please consider joining our Susan G. Komen Missouri team as a fundraiser. By reaching out to your network of supporters, you can help us make an even bigger impact in the fight against breast cancer.

It takes less than five minutes to set up a fundraiser. All you have to do is go here and click ‘Fundraise for This Campaign.’

If for some reason you can’t fundraise for our campaign, we ask you to give to our cause. Every donation makes a difference, no matter how big or small.  Thank you in advance for your support!

P.S. If you have any questions at all, please email CrowdRise, our fundraising platform partner, at Lucy@CrowdRise.com, and they’ll help solve everything. Thank you!

Susan G. Komen Sets Bold Goal to Reduce U.S. Breast Cancer Deaths by 50 Percent in 10 Years

Susan G. Komen® Sets Bold Goal to Reduce U.S. Breast Cancer Deaths by 50 Percent in 10 Years

Plan Targets Health Equity for All, Enhanced Research Focus for Most Lethal Breast Cancers

DALLAS – Sept.13, 2016 – The Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization announced a bold plan today to reduce the nation’s 40,000 breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in 10 years, by improving access to quality and timely cancer care for the underserved and enhancing Komen’s research focus on lethal breast cancers.

“We know that people die of breast cancer for two reasons: a lack of high-quality breast cancer care accessible to everyone, and a lack of treatments for the most aggressive and deadly forms of this disease,” said Dr. Judith A. Salerno, president and CEO of Susan G. Komen. “We are taking direct action designed to solve these problems to reduce breast cancer deaths by half in the U.S. within the next decade.”

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$27 Million Advanced for Health Equity 

Salerno said today that Fund II Foundation made a grant worth approximately $27 million for a  program initially targeting 10 metropolitan areas to significantly reduce what she called the “appalling” difference in death rates between African-American and white women. African-American women are nearly 40 percent more likely to die of breast cancer than white women; in some cities, that gap is as high as 74 percent.

“This constitutes a public health crisis that must be addressed, first in the cities where these death rates are highest, and then in all areas of the country,” Salerno said.

Salerno thanked Fund II Foundation for the grant that makes the initiative possible. “The generosity of Fund II Foundation will save lives,” Salerno said. “We are humbled by the faith that Fund II Foundation has placed in this initiative and its interest in ensuring health equity for African-American citizens.”

Fund II Foundation President, Robert F. Smith said, “No longer should African-American women be more likely to die from a breast cancer diagnosis than others. Through this grant supporting Susan G. Komen, Fund II Foundation will help address these unfair disparities across our country.”

Komen’s African-American Health Equity Initiative targets cities where mortality rates and late-stage diagnosis of African-American women are highest. The goal: to reduce the mortality gap by 25 percent within five years of beginning work in each city.

The initial targeted cities are Memphis, Tenn., St. Louis, Mo., Dallas, Los Angeles, Virginia Beach, Va., Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia.  Baltimore and Detroit have been identified as high-priority areas as the program expands over the next year.

The African-American Health Equity Initiative supplements the work that Komen and its network of 100 U.S. Affiliates already are doing to remove barriers to cancer care. Komen and Komen Affiliates support thousands of local programs that provide screenings, treatment assistance, emergency financial aid, medical supplies and living expense for underserved individuals.

The organization has invested more than $2 billion over 34 years for these programs aimed at uninsured, under-insured, and medically vulnerable populations.

“We will never waver from our commitment to remove barriers of language, geography, economics or culture for all people facing this disease.  Every woman or man must be able to access and receive high-quality breast health and breast cancer care, be supported through their treatment and into survivorship,” Salerno said.

Research

The second prong of Komen’s plan enhances Komen’s focus on aggressive forms of breast cancer and metastatic disease (stage IV or cancer that has spread to other parts of the body).

As the largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research (investing more than $920 million since inception), Komen has funded nearly $160 million in metastatic disease research since its founding. Komen has funded another $110 million in research on aggressive forms of breast cancer – such as triple negative, inflammatory breast cancer and hormone-positive forms of breast cancer – that are resistant to standard treatments.

“The majority of breast cancer deaths are from metastatic breast cancer. We also know that aggressive forms of breast cancer are more likely to recur and spread, so we are focusing our efforts in both of these areas,” Salerno said.

The new initiative aims to advance research into new treatments for aggressive and metastatic disease. Komen also will seek to leverage next-generation technology that can detect breast cancer at its very earliest stages to prevent recurrence and metastasis.

Progress to Date

Salerno said Komen’s bold goal builds on the progress of the breast cancer movement since Komen was founded in 1982. “Death rates from breast cancer have declined by 37 percent since 1990. We have more treatments than at any time in our history. We’ve come a very long way from a time when breast cancer couldn’t be discussed publicly. Our new bold goal requires us to take a deeper dive and stretch further to ensure that every woman or man can be told, ‘There is help and hope for you.’”

About Susan G. Komen®

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and provided more than $2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.

About Fund II Foundation

Fund II Foundation makes grants to 501(c)(3) public charities in five areas:  1) preservation of the African-American experience, 2) safeguarding human dignity by giving a voice to the voiceless and promoting human rights 3) improving environmental conservation and providing outdoor education that enables people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy the numerous benefits of the great outdoors 4) facilitating music education, particularly in primary and secondary schools, to nourish both the mind and the soul 5) and sustaining the uniquely American values of entrepreneurship, empowerment, innovation and security.  For more information on Fund II Foundation, visit www.fund2foundation.org.