This year alone, more than 3,100 women will still be diagnosed with breast
cancer in our region.
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.
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.
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!
those that missed our announcement in the last Komen Sacramento newsletter…we
excited to announce that we have been given the opportunity to pass along our
bulk printing price on Hero Capes to our wonderful teams!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org no
later than March 27th at 1:00pm.
see pricing based on quantity ordered below:
Cape Size: 23.6” x 27.55”
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.
Save 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.
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
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 email@example.com.