Save the Date for the 2016 Shamrock Shuffle!
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K (4.97 mile) run will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2016.
Registration to be a part of Team Komen will open soon, so stay tuned! For more information, contact Katherine Sobolweski.
Become a Komen Chicago Peer Grant Reviewer!
We need your help to select next year's grant recipients! We are currently accepting applications for Peer Grant Reviewers now through Monday, November 30th.
Peer Reviewers evaluate grant applications submitted to Komen Chicago from across our service area. The grant selection process ensures that we are providing breast health and support programs that have the most impact across the Chicagoland Area.
Applications are due Monday, November 30th. Learn more»
Gain Valuable Work Experience as an Intern for Komen Chicago -- Open Positions Available Now!
Komen Chicago is now accepting cover letters and resumes for internships.
Spring 2016 Internships (January - May):
- Graphic Design
- Social Media
- Volunteer Programs
- Grant Writing
If you or someone you know are interested in one of these positions, please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our Internship Page for more information.
Register Your Company or Club for the Key Chain Project; Get Educated and Have Fun All in One!
Komen Chicago is excited to announce a new educational program!
The Key Chain Project, sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America®, is an engaging, volunteer project that is perfect for businesses, social clubs and groups.
In addition to learning more about breast health and Komen Chicago's efforts to end breast cancer, the primary message of the project is that mammograms are critical and Early Detection is Key! The keychains individuals will make serve as a visual reminder for women to get regular mammograms. Submit your group's request for the keychain project here.
Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Provides Screening Mammograms, Navigation
Now celebrating its 10th year, the Women's Program at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center provides education, screening mammograms and breast cancer care management for underinsured and uninsured individuals.
"Last year alone, we serviced 1,040 women and navigated 12 breast cancer positive women to get the care they need," noted Gladys Aguirre, Nurse Manager of Community Education.
Having lost two sisters to breast cancer, Gladys knew that more could be done to help women with breast cancer. "We started out educating women and bringing them in for mammograms," Gladys explained. "Then we pursued state funding so we could help navigate more women through the stages of their journey."
Funds from the Illinois Breast Cancer and Cervical Program (IBCCP) and Komen Chicago enable the Women's Program to service the Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Bucktown and Belmont Cragin area. "Due to the recent state budget cuts, the Komen grant funds have been a lifesaver, and have enabled us to continue servicing our community," Gladys acknowledged. Learn more»
Westin Lombard's Partnership with Komen Chicago Supports Well Being Initiative
As Director of Sales and Marketing at The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Sara Marach explained why working with Komen Chicago as a sponsor for the Lombard Race for the Cure is such a great fit. "As both a community supporter of local organizations and as a company, we strive to play, sleep, move, work, eat and feel well," Sara explains. "It's part of the Westins '6 Pillars of Well Being,' and something we are very committed to."
The Westin Lombard also participates in the Race as a company team -- in fact, this year's top male runner was Aldo Netley, a Westin team member! Aldo now helps lead runs for employees of the hotel as part of their health initiative.
"Several of our staff members have been affected by breast cancer themselves or through close friends and family, so helping to raise awareness and funds on behalf of Komen Chicago is a great opportunity for us to give back," Sara noted. Learn more»
Double Your Donation Through the 2015 End of Year Campaign
The 2015 End of Year Campaign has begun! Our partner, Cancer Treatment Center of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center has generously offered to match all donations, up to $10,000, made between now and December 31, 2015. Your donation today will help save lives tomorrow. Donate»
Save the Date for the 2016 Mother's Day Race for the Cure!
Hard to believe, but registration for the Mother's Day Race for the Cure will be opening soon! Keep an eye out for more information, and save the date -- Sunday, May 8th, 2016! Learn more»
Komen Chicago is Getting Social!
Keep in touch with Komen Chicago through any one of our many social media sites. We are now on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, You Tube and LinkedIn, so be sure to check us out!
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11/26/15: Happy Thanksgiving!
11/30/15: Deadline to apply to be a Peer Reviewer to select our 2016 grantees!
12/31/15: Be a part of the 2015 End of Year Campaign going on through December 31st, and CTCA® will match your donation, up to $10,000!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC
) recommends everyone aged six months and older, including breast cancer survivors (and their caregivers), receive the seasonal flu shot
People currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer and long-term survivors are at higher risk for complications from the seasonal flu. People with cancer should NOT receive the nasal spray vaccine because their immune system may be weakened.