June eNews

 

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IN THIS ISSUE

RACE FOR THE CURE

RALLY FOR THE CURE 

PINK URBAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

RESEARCH CORNER

MISSION MOMENT

 
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RACE REGISTRATION COMING SOON!  

It’s almost here! Registration for the 2017 Susan G. Komen Dallas Race for the Cure® opens on June 27th. We can’t wait for you to join us for the celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the Race for the Cure series! The very first Race for the Cure was right here in Dallas in 1983 with 800 women. An event that started with a few hundred, the Race has exploded into a tradition enjoyed by thousands here in Dallas and around the globe. 

Don’t miss out on our special 35th Anniversary registration fee of $35 thru Friday, September 1st. Mark your calendars for June 27th and be sure to take advantage of this low rate! 

 

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LET’S RALLY TO FIND THE CURES

Have you been looking for a way to fundraise for Komen Dallas County? Do you already have a long standing social event each year, or have a great idea for a new one? Rally for the Cure may be exactly what you’ve been looking for!

Rally for the Cure is a grassroots program using
golf, tennis and other social programs that has raised more than $80 million
for Komen-funded breast cancer research and local breast cancer community
programs nationwide.

Turn your next event into a Rally, and let’s all work together to find the cures. For more information about Rally or how to incorporate
Rally into your next golf, tennis, or social event email rallyforthecure@komen.org or
visit the link below. 

 

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PINK URBAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

The
Pink Urban Music Festival has been moved to July 9th at the Band Shell in Fair Park. So if you thought you missed out, you still have a chance to buy your tickets! The festival will feature artists: Kelly Price, AHOYNZ featuring Kenya C, Major
and Natural Change. We would like to thank the festival for donating 20% of all
ticket sales to Komen Dallas County and for creating an event that helps us
further our mission to end breast cancer forever. 

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RESEARCH CORNER

On May 23rd Susan G. Komen®, the Milburn Foundation and the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation announced that they raised nearly $550,000 to fund research for inflammatory breast cancer* (IBC) as well as other critical breast cancer research and community health programs. 

Throughout the month of March, Milburn and the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation teamed up to match all donations made to Komen up to a predetermined goal – a campaign which ultimately raised more than half a million dollars, and exceeded their $50,000 goal ten-fold. 

*Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare, but aggressive form of locally advanced breast cancer. It’s called inflammatory breast cancer because its main symptoms are swelling and redness (the breast often looks inflamed).

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MISSION MOMENT

Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), after much contentious debate and dialogue.  The final version of the bill, which incorporates the controversial MacArthur Amendment, cuts Medicaid funding by $880 billion, alters private insurance policies, gives states much broader discretion over policies in each state, including discretion to define essential health benefits (EHBs), and allows insurers to charge higher premiums for individuals with pre-existing conditions.  

The AHCA, as modified by the MacArthur Amendment creates significant economic burdens and uncertainty for people who are already suffering enough from a breast cancer diagnosis. See our complete and official statement here.  

Advocacy for affordable, quality breast cancer care is a core component of Komen’s mission.  Every voice counts. By calling or writing to your local representative you can help us advocate against measures, like the AHCA, that will negatively impact the women and men we serve.

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