Susan G. Komen
03/25/2017 at 14:32. Facebook
We Race for those affected by breast cancer and for our future generations. Sign up for a Race for the Cure near you and make an impact in the fight against this terrible disease! Who do you Race for? [ Link ]
Susan G. Komen
03/23/2017 at 12:09. Facebook
“My goals are to not let this diagnosis define my life. My goals are to go back to teaching first grade. My goals are to beat this with a positive mindset, while strengthening my faith and lifting up others. My goals are to watch my son grow up and to make him proud of me. One day at a time. For me and many other women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, every day is game day.” – Megan...
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Together we can make this our reality. Learn more about our Bold Goal: [ Link ] #MoreThanPink
“I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer in 2004 at the age of 35, while I was pregnant with my son. I enjoyed over five years of remission, before having a recurrence of IBC in 2010. Since then, I have been Stage IV but stable for seven years. My quality of life is excellent, my son is now twelve years old and healthy, I work full time, and I have published three books of poetry. My...
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Today, March 18th, is Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) Day - the same day Ginny Mason was diagnosed in 1994. Do you know what IBC is? Ginny Mason, IBC Survivor and Executive Director of the IBC Research Foundation, didn’t know the answer when she was diagnosed with IBC. Check out this blog, in which Ginny discusses her IBC diagnosis and the work happening against this disease alongside the...
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“The dreaded BRCA gene mutation made an appearance. Multiple surgeries. Eight rounds of chemo. A year of Herceptin. More medications than I could count.” – Dr. Keri Chiappino, breast cancer survivor. Breast cancer is never pretty. Read more about what helped her fight back: [ Link ]
Together, with Manduka, we are stronger in the fight against breast cancer! Learn more about project:OM - [ Link ]
“In the beginning, all I could think about was the very real possibility of death and the fact that my breasts were gone forevermore. I was so consumed with anger and loss that being grateful was impossible. Now, I allow myself the beautiful daydreams of dancing at my son’s wedding or rocking future grandbabies.” – France Palmer, breast cancer survivor. [ Link ]
Never hesitate to call the Komen Helpline in a time of need. Our staff is here for you. The helpline provides free, professional support services to anyone with breast cancer questions or concerns, including survivors and their families. Don't wait to call! 1-877-GO KOMEN or 1-877-465-6636. Calls are answered Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST (6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST)
Your breast cancer story has the potential to impact so many people. We want to hear about your journey: [ Link ] #MotivationalMonday
Batter up! MLB is going to Bat Against Breast Cancer with the Honorary Bat Girl contest. Nominations and voting end on April 12. Nominate yourself or a loved one for an opportunity of a lifetime!
This week, hundreds from the Komen family gathered on Capitol Hill to call on lawmakers to invest in cancer research, improve access to lifesaving services and remove barriers to cancer treatments. Our work is here is not finished, and we will not give up until we are all able to live in a world without breast cancer. Together our voices are stronger. #KomenAdvocacy
Dana Dinerman was 34 years old with a 1-year-old son when she was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. She was later blindsided with a new diagnosis- metastatic breast cancer. Her hope through the years was to see her son go to kindergarten, and she was there on that special day this year. Her hope now is for 20 more years to watch her son grow up. Read Dana’s take on living with metastatic...
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Komen’s work on Capitol Hill to make breast cancer a priority among policymakers is crucial for survivors and their families! Learn more about Komen’s advocacy work: [ Link ] #KomenAdvocacy
Today, on International Women's Day, we are recognizing all the women across the globe who have been affected by breast cancer. Learn more about how Komen's work extends all over the world: [ Link ] #IWD2017
As long as breast cancer continues to claim the lives of our mothers, fathers, sisters, and friends, our work is not finished. Read more about our 2017 advocacy priorities and why it's important that our voices be heard: [ Link ]
What is advocacy? Learn more about Komen’s role & how you can get involved: [ Link ] #KomenAdvocacy
Less than a year ago, Kathy Bressler never imagined herself with cancer. Her life was moving forward with a work promotion and a big move. Then, it hit her when she least expected and Kathy began her fight against triple negative breast cancer. Read more about where Kathy is in her journey today and this subtype that accounts approximately 15% of all breast cancers: [ Link ] #TNBCDay
Breast cancer isn't just one disease; it's a family of diseases. Today, on Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day, we're proud to join the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation to support research for triple negative breast cancer. Learn more about how they make a difference: [ Link ]
Now is your chance to have your donation doubled and help fuel research into one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer! Through the end of the month, the Milburn Foundation and Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) Research Foundation will match all donations to Komen up to $50,000 to help us meet our fundraising goal of $200,000. All matched funds will support...
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