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DECEMBER 2015

 

 


You Can Double Your Dollars By Making a Donation to the End of Year Campaign!

CTCA small logoThe 2015 End of Year Campaign is underway -- here's how you can double your impact! Funds raised will go to provide local breast health and breast cancer care, treatment and services, as well as support global research to find the cures.

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»

 


 

Registration is Now Open for the 2016 Mother's Day Race for the Cure on Sunday, May 8th!

Mother's DayHelp run breast cancer out of town at the 19th annual Mother's Day Race for the Cure! Registration is now open, so take advantage of the early-bird rates and save $5!

The Race will be held on Sunday, May 8th, 2016, in downtown Chicago. Sign up for the 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk or 1 Mile Fun Walk -- it's an amazing morning you won't want to miss! Register here.

GIVE THE GIFT OF HOPE: Register someone you love to join you at the Race as a special holiday present! 


Register To Run With Team Komen for the Shamrock Shuffle on Sunday, April 3rd!

Shamrock Shuffle LogoThe Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K (4.97 mile) run will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2016. Register now to run with Team Komen and be a part of the fight against breast cancer! 4.97 can mean more than miles ran, it can mean lives saved.  

Funds raised will help to serve those in need here in our local community, as well as fund global research! Please contact Katherine Sobolewski at teamkomen@komenchicago.org with any questions.

 


 

Get Involved With Komen -- Attend the Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, January 16th to Learn How!

chicago committeeJoin us to learn about Susan G. Komen as a global organization, and Komen Chicago's work here in our local community. You will also receive training on how to be a Pink Ambassador for Komen Chicago so you can serve as a Komen representative at local events, as well as learn about all of the amazing volunteer opportunities you can enjoy! This is a fun and engaging orientation, so don't miss it!

Date: Saturday, January 16

Time: 10:00-11:30 am

Location: Komen Chicago Offices, 8765 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 401, Chicago, IL 60631

New volunteers will need to create a volunteer profile to sign up.  Returning volunteers can visit www.myvolunteerpage.com to sign up. Please contact Katherine Sobolewski at volunteer@komenchicago.org with any questions.


 

SPONSOR FEATURE

Yorktown Center Gives Back to DuPage County as Host of Lombard Race for the Cure

Yorktown Center"As a member of the community, we are always looking for ways to honor and support the families of DuPage County who are struggling with cancer," noted Erin Falbo, Marketing Manager of Yorktown Center.

Since its inception 6 years ago, Yorktown Center has served as the host for the Lombard Race for the Cure. "Breast cancer has affected several of our team's family members and close friends, and has inspired us to further the mission of Komen Chicago," Erin commented.

Not only does the staff at Yorktown Center create their own team to participate in the Race, they also encourage their stores to form teams for the event. "We are honored to partner with Komen Chicago and look forward to future events that will positively impact the individuals in our community," Erin added. Visit yorktowncenter.com.


GRANTEE FEATURE

Xilin Association Provides Education, Screenings in Cook, DuPage and Will Counties

Xilin Association

With the help of Komen Chicago grants, Xilin Associations' Breast Cancer Prevention for Asian Women program provides breast health education for 600 individuals, as well as 300 mammograms annually. In addition, Xilin also ensures that individuals have access to translation and transportation services when receiving their regular screenings.

Project Director June Yang highlights the importance of continuing breast health education for Xilin's clients. "We call all of our clients annually to remind them to get their mammograms, and stress the importance of breast health." 

June and her staff organize workshops and attend health fairs throughout the year at local churches, food pantries and community centers, to teach breast cancer awareness. For more information, call 630-355-4322 or visit xilin.org.


COMMUNITY PARTNERS

See the World and Fight Breast Cancer With Travel for the Cause!

Travel for the CauseTravel for the Cause this holiday season!  Komen Chicago is excited to announce a new partnership with Xclusive Travel benefiting Susan G. Komen.

Xclusive will donate $1.50 for each new travel membership sold through May 2016, as well as donate $1.00 to Komen for each paid booking through Travel for the Cause.  Learn more at www.komen.org/travelforthecause.


 

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Komen Chicago is Now On LinkedIn!

Be sure to look for internships, volunteer opportunities and more on Komen Chicago's LinkedIn page!

 

Apply for a Spring Internship With Komen Chicago

Komen Chicago internships offer an opportunity to gain valuable, professional experience while working in a supportive atmosphere.  We are currently accepting resumes for:

  • Development Intern
  • Grant Writing Intern
  • Graphic Design Intern
  • Mother’s Day Race Intern
  • Social Media Intern
  • Volunteer Programming Intern

To apply, visit our website for full job descriptions and submit a cover letter and resume to Katherine Sobolewski at volunteer@komenchicago.org.

 

Important Dates

12/31/15: Make a donation to the End of Year Campaign by December 31st, and CTCA® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center will match your donation, up to $10,000!

1/1/16: Happy 2016!

1/16/16: Learn how you can get involved by attending the Komen Volunteer Orientation at the Komen Chicago offices from 10-11:30 am.

2/1/15: Early-bird registration rates for the 2016 Mother's Day Race for the Cure end. Register early and save $5!

 

Did You Know
A woman who has one first-degree female relative with breast cancer has almost twice the risk of a woman without a family history of breast cancer.  When talking about family history, it’s important to consider both sides of your family- don’t forget the men in your family too!


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