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Registration for the Lombard Race for the Cure is Now Open! Join Us on Sunday, September 20th!
Early-Bird Rates Apply Through July 15th!
Keep in shape this summer by training for the Lombard Race for the Cure! The 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Walk will be held on Sunday, September 20th at Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL.
The Race Site opens at 6:30 am, and the Race kicks off at 8:30 am. Registration is now open and early-bird rates are good through July 15th, so sign up today and help us raise needed funds to help fight breast cancer throughout the Chicagoland Area! Learn more»
There's Still Time to Make Your Donation to the 2015 Mother's Day Race for the Cure!
Help Us Reach $1 Million by June 30th!
The books are still open for the 2015 Mother's Day Race for the Cure! We raised almost $1 Million, and would love to reach our goal with your help! If you haven't collected all of your pledges or didn't make it out to Grant Park on Mother's Day, you can still donate through June 30th.
Don't forget: If you participated in the Race and raise $250 or more, you are also eligible for one of our Fundraising Rewards -- the more you raise, the bigger the prize, so keep up the great work!
Enter the Contest to Win Tickets to Jason Aldean on July 17th in Tinley Park!
Jason Aldean would like to honor one breast cancer survivor and a guest at each of his concerts along his 2015 Burnin’ it Down Tour. Susan G. Komen is proud to host this essay submission contest to win 2 tickets and a special VIP backstage meet-and-greet with Jason on July 17th at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park!
In 999 characters or less, please share with us your story of survivorship and involvement in the cause and what winning this meet-and-greet with Jason Aldean would mean to you.
All essays must be sent to Komen Chicago by no later than Wednesday, July 1st to be considered. (Mail essays to: 8765 W. Higgins Road, Suite 401, Chicago, IL 60631).
Full contest terms and rules can be found here. For questions surrounding the contest or about your entry, please contact JAcontest@komen.org.
Mount Sinai's Helping Her Live Serves West, Southwest Chicago Communities
Mount Sinai's Helping Her Live: Gaining Control of Breast Cancer program was created in 2007, and has been a Komen grantee since 2014. The program is dedicated to providing community health workers, who also serve as navigators, to educate women about breast health and ensure their access to mammograms and breast cancer care and treatment.
Komen Chicago's grant enables Community Health Educator Oreletta Garmon to work with uninsured and underinsured women on Chicago's West side. "We attend a lot of community events, women's shelters and food pantries to help educate women on the importance of getting a mammogram, and then once they are enrolled in our system, we navigate them through the process all the way from mammogram to end of treatment."
In 2014 alone, Helping Her Live navigated 457 women to mammograms and educated over 1000 individuals. Program Manager Jacqueline Kanoon highlighted, "The program works with several hospitals in order to do what is best for the individual, regardless of whether they are a patient of Mount Sinai." Learn more»
Presence Health Transforms Health Care One Woman at a Time
With 11 hospitals and more than 90 primary and specialty
care clinics in Chicago and throughout Illinois, Presence Health has a long
history of supporting critical initiatives in women’s health, particularly
breast cancer awareness and early detection. It’s one of the reasons Presence sponsors Komen Chicago, and provides free mammograms to those in need through a
variety of partnerships.
When breast cancer is detected, Presence's comprehensive breast
care centers offer the most advanced level of care at every stage, along with
services to coordinate each patient's individualized care, thereby reducing
stress and anxiety while improving overall outcomes. Working as a
multidisciplinary team, the medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons,
oncology nurses, dietitians and counselors guide patients through every step of
the process, from diagnosis and treatment to follow-up care.
“An important resource for women struggling with breast
cancer, Komen Chicago’s goals
and mission align perfectly with our efforts to empower people to achieve their
best health by connecting them with great care, experts, resources and
education," said Sandra Bruce, President and CEO of Presence Health (pictured here). “We are
a proud sponsor of Komen Chicago and look forward to a lifelong partnership in
the fight against breast cancer.” Learn more»
Shop, Dine, & Donate! Get Local Coupons and Give 100% Back to Komen Chicago Through Appons
Appons smartphone app has over 200 restaurant and retail offers throughout the North Shore to enjoy!
Download Appons for free on your smart phone using the links below. When you purchase a 90-day subscription to a zone for $9.99, enter the code KOMEN and 100% of the proceeds will go to Komen Chicago! The remaining 9 months of the fundraiser, Komen Chicago will receive 10 % of the proceeds. It's that easy!
For more information call 847-997-6745 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The older a woman is, the more likely she is to get breast cancer. In the United States, the median age of diagnosis for breast cancer in women is 61 and for men it is 68.
Visit the Survivorship PinkPrint Website For Information, Resources
Komen Chicago and Triage Cancer have partnered to develop the Survivorship PinkPrint website. The site provides information and resources regarding employment, disability insurance and health insurance that can be impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Learn more»
7/1/15: Submissions for Jason Aldean essay contest due to Komen Chicago.
9/20/15: 6th Annual Lombard Race for the Cure at Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL.