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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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

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!

Holiday Giving to Help All Year Long

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“This past year, our Komen St. Louis-funded Breast Health Screening Access Project provided patient navigation services to more than 1,000 women.”

– Chereese Agard, Breast Health Navigator at Family Care Health Centers

Imagine a woman’s overwhelming sense of not knowing what to do next after she’s diagnosed with breast cancer.

Thanks to Komen St. Louis funding, local organizations like Family Care Health Centers are easing such fears. The Komen St. Louis-funded patient navigation program helps guide women through the complex health care system and gain access to life-saving breast health services.

Komen dollars make a difference in the lives of breast cancer patients every day.

And we can’t do this without your support.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 this holiday season. This amount could help provide 880 hours of patient navigation to guide women through their breast cancer journeys.

Your year-end donation to Komen St. Louis will help ensure women and families in our community have access to quality breast health services all year long.

Thank you for giving back to Komen St. Louis. Thank you for supporting our mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

Give Back on Giving Tuesday

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“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

– Winston Churchill

You’ve made it through Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Welcome to Giving Tuesday, the second annual national day of charitable giving.

We invite you to give back to Komen St. Louis and help ensure all women in our community have access to quality breast health services.

Please consider making a one-time or monthly donation today.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 this holiday season. This amount could help fund screening mammograms for 200 uninsured women in our community.

Your donation to Komen St. Louis will make a direct impact in our 17-county Missouri/Illinois service area.

Thank you for giving back on Giving Tuesday. Thank you for supporting our mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever!

 

Give Thanks and Give Back

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Guest Writer: Dede Hoffmann, Komen St. Louis Board President

During this special time of year, I like to reflect on all I’m thankful for. As a 12-year, two-time breast cancer survivor, I am fortunate to count my many blessings.

While some of us are blessed with good doctors, health insurance and support systems, many breast cancer patients are not.

Imagine a woman’s fear when she feels a lump in her breast but knows she cannot afford a mammogram.

Imagine the devastation when a woman is told she can’t obtain life-saving breast cancer drugs or when she can’t pay for the bus ticket to get to her treatment.

From medications to treatment, research to support, Susan G. Komen dollars bring hope to patients and inspiration to researchers. 

Komen St. Louis funding supports local organizations that deliver life-saving breast health services – including free mammograms and navigation through the health care system – to those who may not otherwise have access due to low income, lack of insurance or other barriers.

Komen-funded researchers in St. Louis are working to develop personalized breast cancer vaccines, to develop drugs that will prevent breast cancer recurrence, and to determine a treatment for triple negative breast cancer.

Komen dollars make a difference in the lives of breast cancer patients every day.

Because so many need our help, I’m asking you to help Komen St. Louis by contributing to our 2013 Annual Giving Campaign. Your donation will make a difference to women, men and families in our community facing a breast cancer diagnosis.

Our mission – to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures – has never been more important. And we can’t do this without your support. Please make a one-time or monthly donation today.

Susan G. Komen has touched nearly all of our modern approaches and treatments for breast cancer. Even my own survivorship depends on continued support of breakthrough research.

With your support, Komen St. Louis can continue to provide real-time help to those in our community facing the disease.

With your support, Komen can continue our quest in the fight against breast cancer.