February eNews: More Than Pink, Clinical Trials, and Crafting

FEBRUARY 2017

In This Issue

Welcome to 2017
Mission Moment
Komen North Texas Updates
Volunteer Opportunities

Welcome to 2017

Welcome to the new year!  We hope that you had a wonderful and restful holiday season, and we look forward to working with you all in 2017.  We’re gearing up for another year of working with YOU – our fundraisers, donors, Racers, sponsors, and supporters – to raise money and invest in programs providing education, screening, treatment, and research so that we can one day fulfill our vision of a world without breast cancer.

During 2017, Komen as a national organization will celebrate it’s 35th year as the leading organization in the fight against breast cancer, and with that will come new and exciting programs, breakthroughs, and announcements.  Stay tuned for exciting things to come!

Mission Moment

FAST FACT

Did You Know Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare, but aggressive form of locally advanced breast cancer.  About 1-5 percent of breast cancers are IBC.  Find more information here.

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

Komen recently released a new tool on its website that makes it easier for individuals living with metastatic breast cancer to identify clinical trials that they may be eligible to join.  The tool was developed by Komen partner BreastCancerTrials.org, and is available here.

Komen North Texas Updates

PLANO RACE FOR THE CURE® REGISTRATION OPEN – SAVE $10

Registration for the Plano Race for the Cure – June 10, 2017 at the Plano Campuses of HPE and The Campus at Legacy – opened on Monday!  When you register from now through February 28th using the code MORETHANPINK17, you’ll receive $10 off your registration fees.  We have a great new registration website, so check it out today!  Click here to register.

SHOW US HOW YOU’RE MORE THAN PINK™

Last fall, Komen announced a new platform called More Than Pink™, which is a way for our organization to recognize and thank the fundraisers, researchers, donors, activists, and every other person who is in some way taking part in the fight against breast cancer.  Being More Than Pink™ can mean getting your regular mammogram or clinical breast exam, registering for the Race for the Cure, driving your neighbor to her chemo treatments, and so much more.  We want you to show us how you’re More Than Pink™.  Click here to learn more.

WAYS TO GIVE IN 2017

Did you know that there are so many ways to give to Komen North Texas without having to give a dime out of your wallet?  Click the links below for easy ways to give to our Affiliate.

  • AmazonSmile – Give back while shopping online with no cost to you.
  • eBay Giving – When you buy or sell on eBay, you could be benefiting Komen North Texas.
  • Kroger – Kroger will donate a certain percentage of the cost of items you buy regularly.
  • Car Donation – Komen Cars allows you to turn your old car into a taxable donation.

You can also give to Komen North Texas through workplace giving or donating directly.

Volunteer Opportunities

SIGN UP WITH YOUR GROUP

If you have a group that would like to earn some volunteer hours, let us know by emailing volunteer@komennorthtexas.org.  In order for us to place you with an appropriate volunteer project, please email us with your group size, number of hours needed, date range, and ages of volunteers.

CALLING ALL CRAFTERS

If you love scrapbooking, decoupage, hot glue, and paint, you’d love the Elizabeth’s Garden Committee!  We’re looking for individuals to help us decorate tulips and butterflies that are purchased and then placed in Elizabeth’s Garden on Race day.  For examples of last year’s tulips and butterflies, click here.  If you’re interested in joining, please email volunteer@komennorthtexas.org.