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JULY 2015

In this issue:

Let's Run Breast Cancer Out of Town at the 2015 Lombard Race for the Cure!

Lombard 2015 RegistrationRegistration for the 2015 Lombard Race for the Cure is open and we want to see you there! The Race will be held on Sunday, September 20th, at the Yorktown Center in Lombard. Sign up for the 5K Timed Run, 5K Walk or 1 Mile Fun Walk with your friends and family! The Race site opens at 6:30 am, and the Race kicks off at 8:30 am. Learn more»


Are You Registered to Run the Chicago Marathon?

Fundraise for Komen Chicago and Help Us Make it to the Finish Line!

marathon runnerIf you're already registered to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, you are invited to run as part of Team Komen! 

Join Team Komen as a RUNNER-HAVE ENTRY member and start raising funds to end breast cancer forever.

If you aren't running, but want to support Team Komen, donate here.

26.2 can mean more than miles ran – it can mean lives saved.


Meet Board Member Dr. Alicen J. McGowan

Alicen McGowanDr. Alicen J. McGowan recently joined Komen Chicago's Board of Directors, bringing her expertise in marketing, strategic planning and economic development.

As a Stage III breast cancer survivor, Alicen was active with Komen Boston prior to moving to Chicago, and participated in this year's Mother's Day Race for the Cure as a walker for the first time!  

"My goal for Komen Chicago is to get more people educated and motivated to get screenings. The earlier women and men are diagnosed, the more we can do."

Alicen wants everyone to know that, "There are people on the Komen Chicago Board who have gone through this journey and understand breast cancer on a different level. We're here to help."  Welcome Alicen!


AMITA Health Expands Services to Reach Women in Need 

AMITAAMITA Health Alexian Brothers Cancer Institute, located in Elk Grove Village, is ramping up to help more women in their community through their breast health and breast cancer screening program as a first-time Komen Chicago grantee. 

Karen Giammicchio, Director of AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Cancer Institute, noted that the program will provide screenings, diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds to uninsured and underinsured women, including those in need who have high-deductible insurance plans.

"The Komen Chicago grant will enable us to fufill our mission to ensure people have access to care," highlighted Karen. For more information, call 1-877-717-7700.



Illinois Ford Dealerships Rev Up for the Lombard Race for the Cure

Ford tentAs part of Ford Motor Company's ongoing support for breast cancer charities, Illinois Ford Dealerships are returning to the Lombard Race for the Cure as a Gold Sponsor.

Sales Operating Manager for the Chicago Region, Melissa Gariepy, noted, "Ford takes great pride in being very involved in Races for the Cure all around the country. We all know someone who has been touched by breast cancer, and we are passionate about the cause."

Look for Ford cars on site, as well as Ford Cares scarf and bandana giveaways at Lombard on September 20th! 


Enjoy Cuisine for Cancer on August 7th and Support Local Charities, Including Komen Chicago

Cuisine for Cancer CorrectionKomen Chicago is proud to be a part of Cuisine for Cancer, to be held at 8:00 pm on August 7th at Morgan Manufacturing (401 N. Morgan Street, Chicago).  

The event will feature ten cancer charities, along with over twenty of Chicago's top restaurants.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.http://cuisineforcancer.org.




Shop Ford Cares and Be a Warrior in Pink!

Warriors in Pink .pngOur national sponsor, Ford, offers a line of clothing called Warriors in Pink, available at Fordcares.com. Use the code CHICLDWIP when making your purchase, and 100% of the net proceeds will benefit Komen Chicago.

Save Money on Your Energy Costs Through Ambit

Ambit EnergyAmbit Energy will help you reduce your energy costs! When you sign up, a portion of your monthly energy savings can be donated directly to Komen Chicago. You'll save money and help save lives at the same time! Learn more»

To register, simply email your name and phone number to energygivesback@gmail.com




Carry the Komen Chicago Running Ribbon With You Wherever You Go!

Bank of America BundleShow your support by carrying the Komen Chicago running ribbon with you wherever you go with Bank of America® - Pink Ribbon Banking. Learn how Bank of America is supporting our promise with uniquely designed credit cards, debit cards and checks. Learn more»



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Submit Your Design for the 2016 Race for the Cure Shirt! 

Calling on all survivors, co-survivors and our supporters! Help us design the shirt that over 1 million fellow walkers and runners will be wearing at the 2016 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure events around the world. Get creative and help us inspire! Learn more» 

All submissions are due by Sunday, July 26th. 



Important Dates

7/26/15: Deadline for submissions for the 2016 Race for the Cure t-shirt contest.

8/7/15: Cuisine for Cancer charity event, 8 pm, at Morgan Manufacturing. 

9/20/15: The Lombard Race for the Cure at Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL. 

10/11/15: Bank of America Chicago Marathon; Come out to support Team Komen!



Did You Know
In 2014, Susan G. Komen was able to:
  • Provide nearly 500,000 breast screenings for underserved men and women;
  • Expand its mission by engaging in programs in more than 30 countries worldwide; and 
  • Support nearly $35 million in new medical research that will lead to more effective treatments, and one day, cure breast cancer altogether.

Since its inception in 1997, Komen Chicago has invested:

  • Over $16 million in local programs, funding potentially lifesaving services for women and men in need locally.
  • Approximately $4.5 million in research for the cures.

In 2015, Komen Chicago has provided:

  • $1.05 million in grants to 14 local organizations to help provide services to underinsured and uninsured individuals throughout Chicago.




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8765 W. Higgins Road, Suite 401, Chicago, IL 60631
Phone: 773-444-0061 · Fax: 773-444-0071 · Email: info@komenchicago.org

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