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Register to Volunteer at the Mother's Day Race for the Cure on May 8th!

Lombard 2014 volunteersHave fun with friends, help make a difference and enjoy the Mother's Day Race for the Cure by becoming a volunteer today! We have lots of different areas you can assist in, whether it's helping people get registered, passing out giveaways or cheering on racers. Grab your friends and register to volunteer to make this the best event ever! 

Added Bonus: We have transportation options to get to the Race easily and inexpensively through our partners Lyft, SpotHero and Sweeten the Ride! Learn more»

Entertainment, Emcees and Excitement at this Year's Race for the Cure!

2016 MDRFTC EmceesThis year's Mother's Day Race for the Cure features entertainment by Charizma, and will be hosted by NBC5's Regina Waldroup and WSHE FM's Cara Carriveau.

The Race starts at 8:00 am, so you can still enjoy Mother's Day brunch after the Race. Join us bright and early at Butler Field in Grant Park on Sunday, May 8th! Register today.

Susan G. Komen Participates in Advocacy Day in Washington D.C. 

2016 Advocacy DayThe Advocacy Summit was held April 13-15, 2016 in Washington, D.C.  Representatives from the Susan G. Komen Affiliates, Advocates in Science (AIS), Komen Scholars and Komen staff came together as one voice to ensure that the fight against breast cancer is a priority among policymakers in D.C. 

As a leader in breast cancer research and breast health services, Komen is committed to empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. Pictured here, Dr. Judy Salerno met with Illinois Congresswoman Robin Kelly and members of the Henrietta Lacks family.

Win a Chance to Meet Jason Aldean!

Jason Aldean 2016Nominate yourself or a loved one for Komen’s Jason Aldean Breast Cancer Survivor Contest! Jason is honoring survivors across the country through his 2016 We Were Here tour. Winners will receive 2 tickets to his concert and a special VIP backstage meet-and-greet experience. Learn more» 


Grantee Feature

Komen Chicago Announces 2016 Community Grants

CongratulationsKomen Chicago is proud to announce its 2016 Community Grant recipients:

  • Advocate Health Care: A Community-Based Approach to Reducing Breast Health Disparities
  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center: Screening for Life
  • Erie Family Health Center:  Providing Access to the Breast Cancer Continuum of Care for Underserved Hispanic Women in Chicago
  • Esperanza Health Centers: Partners of Hope
  • Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force: Beyond October
  • Mount Sinai Hospital: Helping Her Live: Gaining Control of Breast Cancer
  • Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center: Breast Care for Low-Income Women Program
  • Swedish Covenant Hospital: Community Breast Health and Cancer Survivorship Program

“These institutions share Komen’s commitment and passion to helping everyone in the Chicagoland Area receive proper detection and care so we can eradicate breast cancer forever,” said Aminah Abdullah, Senior Manager of Community Programs.

Congratulations to all of our grantees!

Sponsor Feature

Gentle Giant Moves to Help Komen Chicago, Fight Breast Cancer

Gentle GiantGentle Giant Moving Company joins Komen Chicago this year as a Gold Sponsor for the Mother's Day Race for the Cure. It is part of the company's ongoing tradition of being a part of the community and volunteering their services for good causes.  

Chicago Regional Manager, Brent Kraemer, explained, "We know a lot of people are affected by breast cancer and we want to give a little piece back to the community; it's a good feeling, and we have the resources to help out. It's a great match for us to be able to help Komen Chicago with their transportation needs and be a part of the Race." Learn more»

Community Partners

Get "Fit for the Cure" With Wacoal at a Location Nearest You!

hil_WACOAL.png Get a complimentary, professional bra fitting!

  • May 4: 10-4 pm, Carson Pirie Scott, Edens Plaza, Wilmette
  • May 4: 10-4 pm, Carson Pirie Scott, Randhurst, Mt. Prospect
  • May 5: 10-4 pm, Carson Pirie Scott, Harlem & Irving Park Plaza, Norridge
  • May 5: 10-4 pm, Carson Pirie Scott, Hawthorne Center, Vernon Hills
  • May 6: 10-4 pm, Carson Pirie Scott, Springhill, Dundee
  • May 11: 10-4 pm, Carson Pirie Scott, Yorktown, Lombard
  • May 12: 10-4 pm, Carson Pirie Scott, Orland Square, Orland Park

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!)

Bank of America's Pink Ribbon Banking Gives Back to Komen

Bank of America 2016 Pink Ribbon BankingWhen you open a new eligible Pink Ribbon Banking account* , Bank of America contributes to Susan G. Komen® . This money will help save lives, ensure quality of care for all and energize science and research in the fight to end breast cancer. Learn more»


Did You Know?

Research table topics offer an informative look at the science behind many breast cancer topics, practices, guidelines and recommendations. We have more than 60 different research tables on topics ranging from risk factors to survivorship. Before you look at the tables, you may want to review how to read a research table

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