In The News
Join Team Komen for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 9th!
Registration is now open to run with Team Komen as part of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon! The Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 9th.
As a part of Team Komen you'll be running 26.2 miles to help save lives from breast cancer! Learn more»
Celebrate Mother's Day With Music, Fun and Inspiration!
What better way to celebrate the special women in your life than by honoring them at the Mother's Day Race for the Cure? We'll have entertainment by Charizma, sponsor giveaways, music, food and fun!
Come down to Butler Field in Grant Park and start a new Mother's Day tradition by recognizing everyone who has been affected by this disease. Register today and join us on Sunday, May 8th!
Attend the Midwest Conference On Work & Cancer on April 8th
Cancer and Careers is hosting a free, full-day event for anyone touched by cancer, including patients, survivors and healthcare professionals. The conference will discuss the challenges of balancing treatment and recovery with employment. Registration is required, and space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your seat! Register here»
Date: Friday, April 8th
Location: Hotel Chicago (333 N. Dearborn, Chicago)
Time: 8 am - 4 pm (breakfast and lunch provided)
Helping Her Live Program Supports Chicago's West Side
Sinai Urban Health Institute's Helping Her Live (HHL) program offers community-based breast health navigation and awareness to Chicago's West Side. With the help of Komen grant monies, the HHL program utilizes community health workers to:
• Educate women in need about breast health awareness;
• Help women schedule and attend their annual mammograms; and
• Navigate women to the proper level of care in the event of an abnormal mammogram.
In the past year, HHL has serviced over 1000 women, and ensured that approximately 23 women receive their mammogram each month.
To access women in the community, HHL attends local health fairs, churches, food pantries and more. "We try to meet women wherever they are so we can get them the care they need," explained Program Manager Jessica Ramsay. "It's really wonderful to see how many great relationships we have built in this community to help fight breast cancer." Learn more»
Sparkling Ice Commits to Komen Chicago, Fighting Breast Cancer
Nina Morrison, Vice President, Public Relations and Community Relations for Talking Rain, has been actively involved with Susan G. Komen for over 23 years now. "We were one of the very first Race for the Cure sponsors for the Puget Sound Affiliate, and we've been committed ever since," Nina commented.
Talking Rain is the parent company of Sparkling Ice, one of this year's Gold Sponsors. As Nina explained, "We participate in 10-12 Races for the Cure across the U.S. each year, so we can become a true partner to the affiliate. Chicago is one of our favorite places, so we are thrilled to be a part of this year's event!"
"Our companies have always given back to the communities that we serve," Nina noted. "We are dedicated to building awareness for Komen, because we've got to find a cure for this disease." Learn more»
Get "Fit for the Cure" With Wacoal at a Location Nearest You!
Get a complimentary, professional bra fitting by one of Wacoal's Fit consultants!
- April 6th: 10-5 pm at Macy's Woodfield in Schaumburg
- April 7th: 10-5 pm at Macy's Fox Valley in Aurora, Macy's Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie and Macy's State Street in Chicago
- April 8th: 10-5 pm at Macy's Hawthorne Center in Vernon Hills, Macy's Oak Brook in Oak Brook and Macy's Water Tower in Chicago
- April 14th: 10-4 pm at Neiman Marcus, Northbrook Court in Northbook
For every professional fitting, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen, in addition to $2 for every Wacoal bra, shapewear item or b.tempt'd bra purchased.
If you would like to volunteer for this event, register here. (Any volunteer who works 4 or more hours gets a free bra from Wacoal!)
Zyppah Makes Mouths Happy!
Zyppah is joining the fight with the pink ZYPPAH (that's "Happy Z" spelled backwards!) and helping people to sleep better. Through March 31st, Zyppah Inc. will donate $5 to Komen for each pink ZYPPAH sold, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $40,000! Learn more»
Did You Know?
In the U.S., breast cancer is the most common cancer and leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic/Latina women. Breast cancer in Hispanic/Latina women tends to be diagnosed at later stages than white women. This disparity may be due to lower mammography rates and delays regarding follow-up after an abnormal mammogram.