May eNews

 

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2017-2018 COMMUNITY PARTNER ANNOUNCEMNET

TEXAS RANGERS
MOTHER’S DAY GAME

GET INVOLVED

RESEARCH CORNER

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

 

 
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We announced our 2017-2018 Community Partners at our Promise Breakfast on April 21, 2017 (see pictures here). The six chosen Community Partners received funds that will benefit underserved Dallas County residents, and further the mission to save lives in Dallas County by meeting the most critical needs of the community.

Overall, we invested more than $1.1 million in local breast health services and national breast cancer research programs. We are so grateful to all of our donors, sponsors, and volunteers who made this contribution possible.

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We are very excited to partner with the Texas Rangers for a
special Mother’s Day game on Sunday, May 14th. The Rangers will donate $3 from every ticket sold to Komen Dallas County. To purchase your tickets you must fill out your ticket form here, and return the form to the Texas Rangers in one of the following ways:

  • Email the form to Casey Strader at:
    cstrader@texasrangers.com
  • Mail the form to Casey Strader at:
    1000 Ballpark Way, Suite
    400, Arlington, TX 76011
  • Call Casey Strader at: 817-273-5233

All forms must be turned in by May 11th for Komen Dallas
County to receive a donation. Play Ball! 

 

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PROJECT ONE MILLION  

Eighty million people are expected to try yoga for the first time this year. Manduka Yoga and Susan G. Komen® know something about statistics. With 40,000 women expected to die this year alone in the U.S. of breast cancer, Komen and Manduka want to help change that statistic through the power of yoga. Join Project: OM this Mother’s Day weekend and help us reach our Bold Goal of reducing the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Go to projectOM.com to learn how you can get involved and help us change the lives of women and men facing a diagnosis.

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PINK URBAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Pink Urban Music Festival will be held May 20th at the Band Shell in Fair Park. 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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SIMON MALLS

From April 10 – May 31, Simon is offering customers the opportunity to receive a discount card valid for 25% off at participating stores by making a $10 donation to Susan G. Komen®.  From Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2018, Simon is proud to support Susan G. Komen® and, with the help of generous individuals like you, will guarantee a contribution of at least $1 million for each of 2017 and 2018 in connection with its various fundraising initiatives. 

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winer.png RESEARCH CORNER

The Komen Scholars are an advisory group of 60 distinguished scholars and leaders in breast cancer research and advocacy. Each has made significant contributions to advancing the field or demonstrated significant promise of doing so in the future and all are committed to furthering Komen’s mission.

Komen Scholar, Dr. Eric Winer, was asked why Komen is so important to the breast cancer movement. He explained that Komen does an excellent job at “doing it all” and over the next 10 to 20 years Komen has the ability to make a huge impact. Dr. Winer also explains that we need to find better treatments for breast cancer patients and we must make these treatments more available for those in need. Click here to hear more from Dr. Winer.

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Ariell Flood is a Komen Dallas County volunteer, a new mom to twin girls, and a breast cancer SURVIVOR.  The last two years of her life have been a whirlwind, and we are in awe of her strength and courage. Below is an excerpt from her personal story. We hope it brings you as much inspiration as it did for us. 

Through all of the needles, all of the scars (trust me
there’s a lot) and all of the weakness…the only thing I had control over was my attitude, and that gives you strength. Twenty-one months ago I beat cancer and am proof that despite the disease, we are all powerful!

Click here to read more of Ariell’s story.