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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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!

Local Impact: Susan G. Komen® St. Louis

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Susan G. Komen® St. Louis is on a mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

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Komen St. Louis serves 17 counties in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois.

Since 1999, Komen St. Louis has stayed focused on this core mission and on meeting the breast health needs of the women, men and families most at risk and most in need right here in our community.

Through fundraising events like the Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure® and other year-round fundraising opportunities, Komen St. Louis has invested more than $39 million in the fight against breast cancer. These dollars are at work every day.

Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised here stay in the St. Louis region to fund breast health and breast cancer screening, education and patient navigation programs. The remaining 25 percent funds cutting-edge global breast cancer research, including research being done in St. Louis.

Local Dollars Making a Local Impact

Since 1999, Komen St. Louis has awarded more than $29 million in grants to local organizations that deliver life-saving breast health services to those who may not otherwise have access due to low income, lack of insurance or other barriers.

Komen St. Louis has supported dozens of local organizations offering breast health and breast cancer services to underserved and uninsured women – including free mammograms, breast health education and navigation through the health care system.

Investing in Breast Cancer Research Here at Home

Komen St. Louis has contributed more than $9 million to breast cancer research since 1999. At the same time, more than $20 million raised here and nationwide has come back to St. Louis research facilities.

That means more than 100 percent of the dollars raised here has remained in and returned to the St. Louis region.

We can only do this work with the support of our community. Thank you to everyone who joins us in our mission throughout the year!

We’re celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Connect with and follow Komen St. Louis and use the hashtag #bcjourney to join in the conversation.

#Komen365: Passionate for Pink Every Day

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At Susan G. Komen St. Louis, we’re proud to be passionate for pink every day of the year.

Today we officially begin our #Komen365 campaign for breast cancer awareness and breast health action.

As the nation shines a spotlight on pink during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, we’ll continue to focus on our mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever. For us, it’s more than just a month. It’s more than just Race day. It’s every day, every week, all year long. 365 days. #Komen365

Join us! Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Visit our website. Read and follow this blog. Share our social content with your social networks. Share our story. Share your stories.

We invite you to follow #Komen365 and be part of the breast health action and breast cancer conversation today, this week, next month and throughout the year.

Thank you for your support of Komen St. Louis. Together, we will realize our vision of a world without breast cancer.

Why I Love Komen St. Louis

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“I love seeing the awe in someone’s face who is participating in the Komen St. Louis Race for the first time. I love seeing friends come together who haven’t seen each other since last year’s Race. I love to help out a friend by going to her doctor’s appointment and taking notes so she’ll have the instructions she needs for her next steps. I love seeing someone relax just a bit when they have been given a piece of information that will help them through their breast cancer journey.

Every time I think of the great things Komen St. Louis does, I always think of my passion for the mission. My small involvement in eradicating breast cancer is the one gift I can still give to my mother.”

– Sandy Simmons, Komen St. Louis Volunteer

150 Days

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In 150 days, on June 15, our community will come together for the 15th Annual Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure.

In 2013, we’re celebrating 15 Years of Hope, Inspiration and Impact.

15 Years of HOPE: Komen St. Louis funding has supported dozens of local organizations providing breast health services to those who may not otherwise have access.

15 Years of INSPIRATION: Since our inaugural Komen St. Louis Race in 1999, more than 715,000 participants have raced with a mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

15 Years of IMPACT: Komen St. Louis and its supporters have raised more than $26 million for the fight against breast cancer.

Join us for our 15th Race on the 15th of June.

Komen St. Louis Community Partner: Jefferson Regional Medical Center’s Breast Health Awareness and Screening Program for Women in Rural Southeastern Missouri

 

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Helping underserved women gain access to mammograms and, if necessary, treatment for breast cancer hits close to home for Anita McEntire. She is a Breast Health Navigator at Jefferson Regional Medical Center who also has had to navigate through the journey of breast cancer in her own life.

“I’m a five-year breast cancer survivor myself,” says Anita. “I was an uninsured mother of three, and it was a struggle. I wouldn’t want anyone to go through what I’ve been through.”

Anita uses her personal experience to guide her as the Program Director of the Breast Health Awareness and Screening Program at Jefferson Regional. To promote breast health awareness and the early detection of breast cancer, this program provides comprehensive breast health education, screening and support for underserved, uninsured women in rural Jefferson, Perry, Ste. Genevieve and Washington counties.

“We provide clinical breast exams, diagnostic testing, imaging services, breast ultrasounds and biopsies for our patients,” says Anita.

Funding from Komen St. Louis makes these services available for women in need. This is the ninth year of Komen St. Louis funding for this program.

In just the last six months, the program has served more than 100 women. This accomplishment is evidence that women are in need of such a support system, to help with everything from screening mammograms, which aid in the early detection of breast cancer, to treatment after a breast cancer diagnosis. The program’s resources, combined with her own breast cancer experience, assist Anita in reaching women in rural southeastern Missouri.

“Our mission is in alignment with Komen’s mission,” says Anita. “We make sure women have access to breast health services.”

In 2012, Komen St. Louis granted nearly $3.1 million to 25 local breast health programs in our 17-county Missouri/Illinois service area, including Jefferson Regional Medical Center’s Breast Health Awareness and Screening Program for Women in Rural Southeastern Missouri. These grants help fund breast health and breast cancer screening, treatment, education and support services for those in our community who otherwise may not have access due to low income, lack of insurance or other barriers.