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This year alone, more than 3,100 women will still be diagnosed with breast cancer in our region.

The Komen Sacramento Race for the Cure is an enduring symbol of the fight against breast cancer and is an annual celebration of the many heroes of all shapes and sizes that help us advance ever closer to a world without breast cancer.

A HERO is someone who embodies passion, strength, action and voice to make an impact in our fight against breast cancer! That means YOU, the Survivor, the doctor, the teams, the fundraisers, and the supporters…you are all HEROES!

Join the thousands that will come together on May 9th at Cal Expo to celebrate our community’s breast cancer survivors and pay tribute to those that lost their battle – raising funds and awareness and bringing us one step closer to a cure.

Every sponsor counts. Every team counts. Every person counts. Every dollar counts.

There’s a hero in all of us.




yourteamname32kda.pngHas your team ordered their custom team capes for the upcoming Race for the Cure? There are only two days left, so hurry and send us your order asap!

For those that missed our announcement in the last Komen Sacramento newsletter…we are very excited to announce that we have been given the opportunity to pass along our bulk printing price on Hero Capes to our wonderful teams!

If you are looking for a custom “TEAM CAPE” for the 2015 Race for the Cure, look no further.  Send us the quantity, payment and team name by March 27th and Komen Sacramento will take care of your team’s order. Capes will be shipped to the Komen Sacramento office and we will notify your team when they are available for pick-up.

Please place orders with Shannon Shields at shannon@komensacramento.org no later than March 27th at 1:00pm

Please see pricing based on quantity ordered below:

Cape Size: 23.6” x 27.55”
White Imprint

Team of 25-49: $7.80 ea
Team of 50-99: $6.70 ea
Team of 100+: $5.50 ea



Komen Sacramento is in need of volunteers for our 2015 Race for the Cure!

We are looking for a variety of talented, supportive and giving individuals to help with a variety of jobs - from set up, decorations and registration to our pre-Race survivor event and Post-Race Expo. We're also looking for entertainers to line the course and cheer our runners on.

Interested in volunteering? Sign up here.


AF_300x300_Blk_NEW_New.pngSave the Date April 30 at Arden Fair from 5:30-7:30 for a survivor only reunion.

It's a chance to meet and reconnect to other survivors.

Our special guest speaker will be former WNBA Monarchs star, two time survivor and health advocate Edna Campbell.

Check your emails and social media for invites in the very near future.

Hope to see you at this very important evening. Space is limited so please register soon.




For three consecutive nights beginning March 30th at 6pm PST, PBS will air the groundbreaking film “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” produced by Ken Burns.  Based on the Pulitzer-Prize-winning book by Siddahartha Mukherjee, M.D., the film weaves a sweeping historical narrative with intimate stories of patients, and an investigation into the latest scientific breakthroughs.

Susan G. Komen is joining the national conversation sparked by this highly anticipated film series.  Be sure to mark your calendars and tune in as well!  



On April 10th & 11th, as part of the outreach effort under the Circle of Promise California Initiative, Komen Sacramento will partner with Planned Parenthood and Alinea Medical Imaging to host free mammogram screening events. There will be two screening events, with one scheduled for April 10th in Stockton and another on April 11th in Sacramento.

African American women suffer significantly higher mortality rates; 41 percent higher than their Caucasian counterparts. For women without health coverage, the burden is even higher – uninsured women have a 30 to 50 percent increased risk of dying from breast cancer than those with insurance.  Komen Sacramento, together with the six other Komen California Affiliates, is working to address breast cancer disparities at both the system and individual levels. Our goal is to educate and motivate African American women to become active about their breast health and get screened. Please share this information and spread the word with your friends, families, and local community organizations!

For more information on the Circle of Promise California Initiative or these upcoming screening events, please contact Dequetta Devine at dequetta@komensacramento.org.



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Susan G. Komen Sacramento Valley®
9310 Tech Center Dr., Suite 250 Sacramento, CA, 95826
Telephone 916-231-3148
Fax 916-231-3147