October Newsletter

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IN THIS ISSUE

 

BIG BOLD GOAL

MORE THAN PINK™

KIDS FOR THE CURE®

VIP TENT

FUN-DRAISING FUN

MISSION

 
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BIG BOLD GOAL

Susan G. Komen® announced a bold plan this past month to reduce the nation’s 40,000 breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in 10 years. We believe this can be done by improving access to quality and timely cancer care for the underserved, and enhancing Komen’s research focus on lethal breast cancers. Susan G. Komen® Dallas County plays a critical role in achieving this goal by providing breast health programs and services for medically-underserved Dallas County residents.

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MORE THAN PINK™

For the past few months we have posed the challenge “I am. Are you?” Have you been wondering “Am I what?” What we want to know is “Are you More Than Pink™?”

More Than Pink™ is the next step in our fight against breast cancer. The battle against breast cancer is more than just a color; it is a movement to cut deaths in half in the next decade. So this year at the Susan G. Komen Dallas Race for the Cure® let’s raise more, donate more, honor more, and fight more. Join us on October 15th, and you too can be More Than Pink™.  

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KIDS FOR THE CURE®

We are excited to announce a recent addition to our Kids for the Cure area! Kids for the Cure registrants will get to experience the wonders of the Perot Museum as they tinker, engineer, create, and hack alongside the TECH Truck! This mobile discovery lab is filled with maker-based goodies and has everything from 3D printing and laser cutters to rocket launchers and experiments that will blow your mind! You won’t want to miss the fun, register today! 

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VIP TENT

We want to congratulate the following for raising $500 or more and earning entrance into the VIP Tent sponsored by Digestive Health Associates of Texas and Mentor Texas LP: 

Cheryl Barnes, Beth Bradley, Chris Broom, Alexis Burgan, Elaina Carrera, Sheryl Cowan, Yolanda Edwards, Patti Estrada, Sherri Fetter, Joyce Flatt, Karen Flynn, Julia Geiger, Chris Hampton, Pamela Hanson, Charles Irsch, Stacee Johnson-Williams, Mary Ladwig, Kristin Mason, Mary Mebus, Curtis Millett, LuAnn K Nichols, Kelly Rose, Melanie Rosewell, Connie Schmidt, Cynthia Smith, Amy Staggs, Gennifer Stratton, Brenda Stringer-Bishop, Marcia Taylor, Sheila Taylor-Clark, Cindi Thomson, Anna Claire Wammack and Katie Zimmerman 

Keep up the good work! If you too want access to the VIP Tent you have until October 13th at midnight to raise $500 or more.  

 

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FUN-DRAISING FUN

 

Angels of Dance will be holding their 4th performance of Dancing for the Cure on October 23rd at the Dallas City Performance Hall. We would like to thank them for once again donating all of the net proceeds to Komen Dallas County. 

 

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MISSION

It takes everyday heroes to achieve our Big Bold Goal. We will be honoring these heroes throughout the year by presenting them with a More Than Pink™ cape. The first recipient of this prestigious honor is Karen Andersen. Karen was described by her supervisor as follows:

“Karen is truly patient-centric. She watches for potential issues that may prevent our patients from receiving the care they need. Many of our patients could arrange transportation to or from the facility but not both. Karen worked with various agencies to arrange cab fare for our patients that were not coming to their appointments because of transportation issues. Due to our patient population, 40% of our patients need some type of translation services.  Karen worked with our translation services and arranged for a translator to work in the Breast Center. These few examples coupled with Karen’s ability to see different work flow patterns has created a Breast Center with efficient care second to none. “

We are truly inspired by Karen’s dedication. Karen Andersen is More Than Pink™.

Do you know someone in the Dallas County community, who is doing something truly extraordinary in the fight to end breast cancer? If so, email us at MoreThanPinkDallas@komen-dallas.org. 

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