March eNews: Share Your Story, Komen Lobby Days, and Wacoal

March 2017

In This Issue

New This Month
Mission Moment
Komen North Texas Updates
National Partnerships
Volunteer Opportunities

New This Month

Our office has been has been busy working with our committees and partners to get ready for the Plano Race for the Cure, visiting our state capitol to advocate for breast health policies that will help the women and men in our area get access to life-saving services, and planning some exciting Race season kick-off events.  You’ll want to stay tuned!

Read on for more in-depth information about what we’ve been working on, some breast health information, and how you can get involved with Komen North Texas.

Mission Moment

Fast Fact

Although important for everyone with breast cancer, quality of life issues are especially important for people with metastatic breast cancer.  Learn about bone care, depression, fatigue, loss of appetite and other issues on the Quality of Life – Metastatic Breast Cancer page.

Research Spotlight

A study supported by Susan G. Komen uncovers how triple negative breast cancer cells are able to resist treatment and reveals a potential drug combination that could stop cancer growth and also help prevent resistance.  Read the full article on the UNC Health Care website.

Komen North Texas Updates

Plano Race for the Cure® Registration Open

Check out our new registration website and register for the 2017 North Texas Race for the Cure.  The Race will be on Saturday, June 10.  Once you get registered, keep an eye on your email – we’ll be sending you special information about fundraising incentives and awards!

Komen North Texas Visits Austin

On February 8, Komen North Texas joined other Texas Komen Affiliates and visited our local lawmakers at the State Capitol in Austin to advocate for continued support of breast health services and cancer research.  Learn more about our trip and our advocacy efforts here.

We Want to Hear Your Story

Breast cancer affects us all.  Whether you’re a survivor, co-survivor, Race supporter, or just eager to end breast cancer – we want to hear from you!  Sharing your story can be healing for you while offering hope to others.  Submit your story here, and it may appear in an upcoming email or even on our website.

Show Us How You’re More Than Pink™

Thank you to everyone who has submitted a More Than Pink™ picture.  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.

National Partnerships

Wacoal Fit for the Cure®

This year marks the 17th anniversary of Wacoal’s Fit for the Cure® program benefiting Komen.  For every woman who gets a professional bra fitting at an event, Wacoal will donate $2 to Komen (no purchase is necessary).  Wacoal will also donate $2 to Komen for every Wacoal bra, shapewear item or b.tempt-d bra purchased at these events with a guaranteed minimum donation of $250,000 in 2017.  For more information and to find an event near you, click here.

Bank of America Pink Ribbon Banking

For each new Pink Ribbon credit card benefiting Susan G. Komen opened, Komen receives a minimum of $3 and 0.08% of all net retail purchases made with the card.  For example, 8 cents for every $100.  Komen also receives $3 for each renewal of a card that was in good standing during the 12 month period and does not have a zero balance at the time of the renewal.  For more information, click here.

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.