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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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!

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.

Give STL Day – 5.5.15 | Midnight to Midnight

GiveSTLDay_OneDayWhat can we do in a day?

Let’s see how much support we can generate for Susan G. Komen St. Louis  and other St. Louis area nonprofit organizations in only 24 hours – from midnight to midnight, on Tuesday, May 5.

Visit GiveSTLDay.org on May 5 and donate to Komen St. Louis and other nonprofits you care about.

There will be prizes and incentives awarded throughout the day to help make even more of an impact with your donation dollars.

We’re excited to be one of 790 nonprofits participating in Give STL Day 2015.

We are all in this together, and we can only succeed with your support.

Click here to support Susan G. Komen St. Louis on May 5.

Let’s see what we can do in one day!

Komen St. Louis’ 2014 Young Philanthropist of the Year: Jessica Kuca

Our community benefits from so many individuals and groups who are dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. We’ve seen a lot of creative, personal ways to generate awareness and raise funds to help save lives and end breast cancer.

We are particularly inspired by the younger philanthropists among us who are making an impact in our mission so early in their lives.

Komen St. Louis Executive Director Helen Chesnut with Jessica Kuca, 2014 Young Philanthropist of the Year

Komen St. Louis Executive Director Helen Chesnut with Jessica Kuca, 2014 Young Philanthropist of the Year

At our 2014 Power of a Promise luncheon, we presented our 2014 Komen St. Louis Young Philanthropist Award to one dedicated young girl in our community, Jessica Kuca.

For the past six years, Jessica has organized a lemonade stand for charity, allocating part of the proceeds to Komen St. Louis.

Over these past six years, Jessica has raised nearly $8,500 for local breast health programs and breast cancer research funded by Komen St. Louis.

She is proof that you’re never too young to make a positive impact in your community.

Thank you, Jessica! (We love your sparkly pink dress and your sparkling personality!)

Komen St. Louis’ Young Philanthropist of the Year: Naomi Leasck

So many individuals and groups in our community are dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. And they come up with creative, personal ways to raise awareness and funds to help save lives and end breast cancer.

Komen St. Louis Executive Director Helen Chesnut presents our 2013 Young Philanthropist of the Year Award to Naomi Leask

Komen St. Louis Executive Director Helen Chesnut presents our 2013 Young Philanthropist of the Year Award to Naomi Leasck

One of these individuals inspired us to introduce a new recognition, which we announced at our 4th Annual Power of a Promise event: the 2013 Young Philanthropist of the Year Award, presented to Naomi Leasck.

For the past four years, this talented 13-year-old St. Louis Hawks hockey goalie has incorporated philanthropy into her sporting activity. She has raised money for Komen St. Louis with each “save” she makes. Last fall, she made 184 saves and raised $2,000. Over the past four years, Naomi has raised $10,000 for local breast health programs and breast cancer research funded by Komen St. Louis.

Naomi is a shining example that you’re never too young to make a positive impact in our community.

Congratulations and thank you, Naomi!