In this issue:
GET ACTIVE WITH KOMEN CHICAGO!
We have lots of ways to get involved and get in shape with Komen Chicago, so lace up and sign up for any or all of these great races!
- Shamrock Shuffle - Sunday, March 29th
- Mother's Day Race for the Cure - Sunday, May 10th
- Marathon for the Cure - Sunday, October 11th
Read on for more information about each event:
1. Join Team Komen at the Shamrock Shuffle on Sunday, March 29th!
Get in shape for the Mother's Day Race for the Cure and beat the winter blues by becoming a member of TEAM KOMEN at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K (4.97 mile) on Sunday, March 29th. Help raise awareness for breast cancer by running on behalf of Susan G. Komen. If you choose to fundraise, you will be serving women and men throughout our local community to get the care and services they need. Register today to be a part of the team! Learn more»
2. Celebrate Mom at the 2015 Mother's Day Race for the Cure on Sunday, May 10th!
If you haven't already registered for the Mother's Day Race for the Cure, now's the time! It's a morning of music, celebration and support for the women in our lives, so head on down to Butler Field in Grant Park on May 10th to kick off your Mother's Day celebration! Register today!
3. Marathon for the Cure Needs You to Join Team Komen on Sunday, October 11th!
Challenge yourself by running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, on Sunday, October 11th, as part of Team Komen. You can bypass the lottery and get your guaranteed entry with TEAM KOMEN. With your help, we can raise needed funds for uninsured and underinsured women and men throughout our local community. This is an amazing experience you don't want to miss being a part of! Learn more»
Raise Your Glass at "An Evening of Pink" at the Illinois Institute of Art on April 30th!
The Illinois Institue of Art will be hosting "An Evening of Pink" on Thursday, April 30th, to celebrate its re-opening and launch of its new restaurant, Evolve Bistro. The event will also serve to raise breast cancer awareness; 100% of net proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen - Chicago, to fund local breast health services and global research grants.
The event will be held from 5:30 - 8:30 pm at the Illinois Institute of Art (350 N. Orleans Street, Suite 136-L), and will include music, culinary arts demonstrations and a silent auction. Tickets are $75, and can be purchased online or by calling 1-800-351-3450.
Get Your Heart Rate Up at the BeWell Fitness Competition for the Cure on April 25th
Get warmed up for spring by being a part of the 7th Annual Competition for a Cure, a 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run, that raises money for Susan G. Komen, sponsored by BeWell Fitness.
The event is family friendly and can include all ages! All proceeds go directly to Susan G. Komen's breast cancer research programs.
Please register to attend on April 25th at 10:00 am, at Alder Park (1500 N. Milwaukee) in Libertyville, for a morning of fun!
Shop Til You Drop! Tommy Bahama Helps to Raise Money for Komen Chicago on April 11th!
Visit the Tommy Bahama store at 644 Michigan Avenue on Saturday, April 11th, between 12-5 pm, and 10% of all sales will benefit Komen Chicago. Check out the latest spring fashions, enjoy refreshments and contribute to an end to breast cancer. Visit their website to start your shopping list -- you won't want to miss this event!
Visit the Wacoal Fit for the Cure Event on March 20th
Get a complimentary, professional bra fitting by one of Wacoal's Fit consultants at Von Maur in Glen Town Center, Glenview on Friday, March 20th, between 10-4 pm.
If you would like to volunteer for this event, please register. (Any volunteer who works 4 or more hours gets a free bra from Wacoal!)
Kraft Women in Sales Partners With Komen Chicago for the 2015 Mother's Day Race for the Cure
Kraft Women in Sales (KWIS) once again will be a proud sponsor of the 2015 Mother's Day Race for the Cure. KWIS has been an incredible supporter of Komen Chicago for nearly 10 years, and a visible presence at the Chicago Race for the Cure with its Oscar Mayer Weinermobile!
Not only does KWIS participate in the Race for the Cure, but support spans individual employees across business units and functions to fundraise in the fight against breast cancer. Among the many employees that are involved, Ray McMullen, Director of Sales - Cheese Business Unit, has consistently been a top fundraiser, and Diane Konieczka, Finance Manager - Kraft Foods Group, has already raised over $2,000 for 2015!
"We are so fortunate to have Kraft Women in Sales partner with us to help provide breast health and breast cancer services within our local community," commented Komen Chicago's CEO, Susan Tybon.
Many thanks to Kraft Women in Sales for its ongoing support. Be sure to look for the Planters Nutmobile at the Race on May 10th!
A Silver Lining Foundation Builds Upon Its Legacy
Founder and Chairman of A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF), Dr. Sandy Goldberg, recalls the day she realized she needed to help women get access to breast health and breast cancer services. "I was a breast cancer survivor who had the benefit of great insurance, great doctors and a great support system," Dr. Sandy noted, "but I learned quickly that not everyone had those same resources, and worse yet, they felt they weren't worthy because they didn't have money or insurance. Something had to change."
In 2002, A Silver Lining Foundation was born, and its programming and services continue to grow in response to the needs of its constituents. One of its programs, Buy a Mom a Mammogram, is based on the teachings of Dr. Sandy's mother, the late Evelyn Goldberg. "My mother always said that we are all family, and we have to help each other through tough times," Dr. Sandy explained. As a result, Buy a Mom a Mammogram now partners with twelve area hospitals to fund the entire spectrum of breast health testing for uninsured and underinsured women and men, including screenings, diagnostics, ultrasounds and biopsies.
"Through our relationship with Komen Chicago, we can provide thousands of individuals with access to free testing and diagnostics.That means not only lives saved, but lives eased by learning that they are going to be taken care of, no matter what," Dr. Sandy highlighted.
In April, Dr. Sandy will celebrate 15 years as a breast cancer survivor. "I know my mother is smiling about what we do at ASLF." Learn more»
Volunteer at the Mother's Day Race for the Cure!
If you like to get involved and have fun, then the 2015 Race for the Cure is the place for you! We have lots of great ways for you to help us make this year's Race the best ever, so register to be a volunteer today! Learn more»
If you would rather run or walk in the Race for the Cure, register today! You can participate in the 5K/10K Timed Run, 5K Walk or 1 Mile Fun Walk.
New iPhone App Aims to Help Breast Cancer Survivors as Part of Study
Komen is proud to help promote a new study designed to help survivors understand and manage effects of their breast cancer treatment, while gathering valuable research for other cancer patients. The iPhone app, developed by Sage Bionetworks, is called "Share the Journey: Mind, Body and Wellness After Breast Cancer Treatment." The aim of the app is to better understand breast cancer treatment-related side effects. Learn more»
PBS Documentary Tracks the History of Cancer
Please watch "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," a special, 3-part program airing March 30 - April 1, from 8-10 pm (CST) on PBS. The documentary is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee and tells the complete story of cancer from its earliest discoveries to today's research findings. Our sponsor, CTCA, has helped to support the development of this incredible program. Learn more»
3/29/15: Be a part of Team Komen at the Shamrock Shuffle!
3/30 - 4/1/15: "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" airs on PBS, 8-10 pm (CT).
3/31/15: Yoplait's Friends in the Fight Program ends. Submit your codes (found on the pink lids) and vote for Susan G. Komen by 3/31/15 here.
4/25/15: Head to Libertyville for the BeWell Fitness Competition for the Cure 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run.
4/30/15: Put on your cocktail attire to join us for "An Evening of Pink" at the Illinois Institute of Art.
Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death among African-American women, next to lung cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Hispanic/Latina women.
Breast cancer incidence and mortality rates are lower among Asian-American and Pacific Islander women than for non-Hispanic white and African-American women.