February 2020 eNews

Happy Black History Month!

February is the month we recognize the achievements of African Americans in the United States. It is also a time to focus on the struggles African Americans have faced. Breast health disparities still exist between African Americans and Caucasians. Learn more about how Komen is working to achieve health equity here.

2020 Komen Dallas County BigWigs!

The 2020 BigWigs campaign kicks off March 2nd. Business owners, community leaders, and those with a real passion for ending breast cancer forever, will be donning pink wigs and fundraising for the month of March. We are excited to reveal our BigWigs next month! But there is always room for more!

Are you brave enough to wear a pink wig in public? Join our class of 2020 BigWigs today! For more information about being a BigWig, please email Robin Hansen, Development Manager at rhansen@komen-dallas.org

Trialjectory uses self-reported clinical data to match patients with clinical trials (TechCrunch)

Trialjectory, which is developing a new technology service to match cancer patients with clinical trials, has raised $2.7 million to finance its continued growth. Learn more…

Black Men Breast Cancer Rates

“Hyuna Sung, Ph.D., from the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, and colleagues used nationwide data from 2010 to 2016 to examine racial differences in the incidence rates of breast cancer subtypes defined by hormone receptor (HR)/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) by sex.”

Read more about their findings here

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Promise Breakfast 

Save the date! The 4th Annual Promise Breakfast will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at the Belo Mansion. Join us for a wonderful morning of learning about Komen Dallas County’s local impact through our four pillars: Research, Care, Community, and Action and the announcement of our 2020 Community Grantees. Individual tickets and sponsorship sales begin March 1, 2020. We hope to see you there!

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Robin Hansen, Development manager at rhansen@komen-dallas.org