Susan G. Komen Oregon and Southwest Washington

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Issue:  January-February 2017

Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington priorities include:  early detection (education, screening and diagnostic services), survivor and fighter support (financial assistance and resources during and after treatment), advocacy, and cutting-edge research.



We begin 2017 more determined and hopeful in our fight against breast cancer with support from you, and other donors, volunteer leadership, and local and statewide community partners. Read more>>


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Become a Cornerstone Member and a MORE THAN PINK champion among our family of supporters at Komen Oregon and SW Washington. People like you create a solid foundation of life-saving services and promising research across Oregon and SW Washington with gifts of $12, $25 or $50 a month. Join today.


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COMMUNITY PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT - Russian Oregon Social Services

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ROSS’s Breast Health Education and Support program addresses the need for culturally-specific breast health education and direct services in the Portland-metro area Russian-speaking community. ROSS program coordinators give presentations and are regulars in the local Russian media, along with training volunteer educators to increase awareness of breast cancer and get more Russian-speaking women in for their mammograms. 


BREAST CANCER ISSUES CONFERENCE - Registration Opens January 16th! 

2017 Breast Cancer Issues Conference

Are you ready to join us, on Saturday, March 11, 2017, for our annual Regional Breast Cancer Issues Conference? The conference will be presented live in Portland and via simulcast in Bend, Eugene/Springfield, Medford, Newport, and Roseburg. The BCI committee has put together a wonderful program that you can learn more about here.



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Sign up! Form a team! Let's walk, run and fight breast cancer right here in our communities! Register here>>



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We are honored to have Dr. Brian Druker, M.D., Director of OHSU Knight Cancer Institute as our keynote speaker at Lunch for the Cure. Lunch brings together business and community leaders who recognize the importance of investing in saving lives and making progress in the fight against breast cancer. Only a few tables are left!  Register here. 



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Want to have fun and support an important cause in your community? We are looking for volunteers to provide as many as you want to give! Roles and projects include - fundraising, marketing, programs, events, and more. There are openings right now!

Do you know someone who might be a great fit? If so, have them contact us or check here!



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We mourn the loss and honor the memory of our friend, Nina, and we give our condolences to her family. Nina and her family have joined us at the Portland Race for the Cure for 16 years. We were fortunate enought to visit with her shortly before she passed away in December from stage IV metastatic breast cancer. She was surrounded by loved ones and passed away with a smile on her face. She is forever our hero and so is her family.  



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Komen Oregon and SW Washington recently learned that Reser Fine Foods and Don Poncho teamed up to create a Pink Tortilla Chip Campaign with their restaurant partners across the country! The support for the chips and the cause were so great that Resers and Don Poncho staff presented us with a $7,500 check in early December! We are so honored, and grateful to them. The chips are delicious too!

We also thank our friends at Umpqua Dairy for supporting Komen's mission in the Pacific Northwest during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October through the sales of their limited edition huckleberry cheesecake. Umpqua Dairy presented us with a check of $9,274.17 early January. We are grateful for your support and continuing partnership.

Upcoming Activities & Events  

We wish to give a shout out to those people who got busy and showed they are MORE THAN PINK! These people made a difference for thousands of women, men and families by raising awareness and more than $130,000 dollars for programs and services in 2016! Their commitment and support helped Komen address urgent needs with services across Oregon and SW Washing all year long. See all of our activities in 2016>>

Got a great idea? You too can become a partner. Many people and organizations make a difference by raising money to benefit Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington. One such way is to organize a community partner fundraising event. You can participate in an activity that you enjoy while supporting a good cause, the fight against breast cancer. Play in an athletic tournament or shop for the cure, the choices are endless! But the results are the same, supporting Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington. Learn more>>


Fred Meyer Community Rewards 

Support Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington by shopping at Fred Meyer with your rewards card. All you have to do is link your Rewards Card and scan it every time you shop at Fred Meyer. Look us up by name! Learn more>>


Ryan's Pink Lady Cider

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the delicious Ryan's Pink Lady Cider will benefit Susan G. Komen affiliates in the NW. Please join us and "Drink Pink for the Cure." Learn more>>


Open Eyes Open Heart

Open Eyes Open Heart is an Oregon-based organization that offers a large selection of exquisitely crafted fine jewelry, and donates 50% of all sales to charities of its customers’ choice. People who shop here make a personal statement about who they are, what matters to them, and that they are conscious shoppers who want their money to go beyond a seller’s bottom line.




Wells Fargo ATM Program

Support Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington by simply pressing a button at any Wells Fargo ATM in Oregon and make a donation. They make it easy! Learn more>>




Ledbetter designed a pink headband and multiband to sell at their store website. A $3 donation to Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington from each headband sold. They are fantastic! Learn more>>



Pink Ribbon Banking presented by Bank of America


When you open a new eligible Pink Ribbon Banking account,* Bank of America contributes to Susan G. Komen®. This money will help save lives, ensure quality of care for all, and energize science and research in the fight to end breast cancer. Click here to learn more.

Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington®
1500 SW First Ave., Suite 270 | Portland, OR 97201 | Telephone (503) 552-9160 | Fax (503) 552-9161