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AUGUST 2015


The 2015 Lombard Race for the Cure is in 4 Weeks!

Register to Join Us On September 20th!

Lombard 2014The 6th Annual Lombard Race for the Cure is just a month away! If you haven't already signed up to join us, register now!

Date: Sunday, Sept. 20th

Place: Yorktown Center 

Time: Site Opens at 6:30 am; Survivor Parade at 7:30 am; Race begins at 8:30 am.

A block of hotel rooms have been reserved for Komen Chicago at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, for a special $79 rate. Learn more»

 


Join Us October 2nd for Two, Unique Programs at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Hotel! 

October 2nd

8:30-10 am: Together We Can: Introducing the 2015 Community Profile. The presentation will provide a synopsis of the latest breast health needs assessment, which enables Komen Chicago to address current gaps in breast healthcare to use our resources most effectively. The Profile is also a tool to assist community groups and partners in aligning efforts to fight breast cancer in the Chicagoland Area. Join us for breakfast, networking and the presentation. RSVP here.

11-12:45 pm: Women in Worship: Where Faith Meets Breast Cancer, co-sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Join us for networking, lunch and a special presentation by Dr. Dennis Citrin and Chaplain Carl Williamson. The event is non-denominational. RSVP here. 


Gain Great Work Experience at Komen Chicago

Accepting Fall Intern Applications Now!

Komen Chicago is now accepting cover letters and resumes for Fall Internships (September - December). We have openings for the following positions:

  • Accounting Intern
  • Development Intern
  • Digital Communications Intern
  • Graphic Design Intern
  • Volunteer Programs Intern 

If you or someone you know are interested in one of these positions, please email a cover letter and resume to volunteer@komenchicago.org.

Visit our Internship Page for a full listing of internships.


GRANTEE FEATURE

Esperanza Health Centers Make an Impact With Partners of Hope Program

Esperanza Health CenterEsperanza Health Centers' Partners of Hope program provides breast cancer education, screenings and navigation to uninsured, Latina women, over the age of 40. 

With the help of Komen Chicago, Esperanza was able to provide over 300 screenings last year, and educate over 1500 women in need. "Before Partners of Hope began, 45% of the women we service had never received a breast cancer screening," commented Gregory Hampton, Resource Development Specialist. "Komen Chicago has helped us make a significant difference in our community." Learn more» 


COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Shop, Dine, & Donate! Get Local Coupons and Give 100% Back to Komen Chicago Through Appons


appons logo 2Appons smartphone app has over 200 restaurant and retail offers throughout the North Shore to enjoy! 

appons logoDownload 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 paul@apponscoupons.com.

 

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Purchase "Heart of America" photography and give back to Komen Chicago

Feng Shui PhotographyStarting this month, Alix Haisha, Feng Shui Photographer, has teamed up with Susan G. Komen Chicago to help raise funds and awareness for breast cancer.

Alix is donating 75% of the proceeds from sales of "Heart of America," along with 50% of the proceeds from sales of any other image and product, available at FengShuiPhotographer.com. Simply input code: SGK2015 during checkout!


 

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Looking for Volunteers for the Lombard Race!

Make an impact in the fight against breast cancer as a volunteer at the Lombard Race for the Cure on Sunday, September 20th. We have a variety of positions and time slots available! Learn more»

 

Important Dates

9/20/15: The 6th Annual Lombard Race for the Cure at Yorktown Center. Site opens at 6:30 am.

10/2/15: Together We Can: Introducing the 2015 Community Profile at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, 8:30 -10 am.

10/2/15: Women in Worship: Where Faith Meets Breast Cancer Treatment at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, 11-12:45 pm.

10/11/15: Cheer on Team Komen at the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon!


Did You Know
Two gene mutations commonly associated with hereditary breast cancer are mutations in BRCA1 (BReast CAncer gene one) and BRCA2 (BReast CAncer gene two). But BRCA mutations account for only 20-25% of all hereditary breast cancers.
There are many other inherited gene mutations that may increase the risk of developing breast cancer. Some of these are known and include mutations in the PALB2, CHEK2, ATM and TP53 genes. Learn more»
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