January eNews

View the January 2020 Susan G. Komen Dallas County Newsletter

Happy New Year!

We hope that your holidays were enjoyable. Thank you for a wonderful 2019 and we look forward to an exciting year with Komen Dallas County in 2020. Read a message from our Executive Director, Sofia Olivarez, here.

Be a 2020 Komen Dallas County BigWig!

Komen Dallas County BigWigs is a four-week fundraising campaign from March 2 – March 31, 2020 where local “BigWigs” don a pink wig and raise critical funds for Komen Dallas County.  Through BigWigs, you will have the opportunity to join with your colleagues to raise funds for life saving screenings, treatment, and education services provided throughout Dallas County and have a great time doing it! Together, you can help us reach our Bold Goal to reduce breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2026. For more information about being a BigWig, please email Robin Hansen, Development Manager at rhansen@komen-dallas.org

Mission Moment

Triple Negative breast cancers are estrogen receptor-negative, progesterone receptor-negative, and HER2-negative. These tumors are aggressive, but can be treated effectively. About 15-20 percent of all breast cancers are triple negative or basal-like.

The TNBC fact sheet is a great resource for people to learn about TNBC – who gets it, prognosis and treatment options and questions to ask your doctor. The benefits of clinical trials are also discussed. Learn more…

What’s In Your Hair?

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don’t use these products. The study published online Dec. 4 in the International Journal of Cancer and suggests that breast cancer risk increased with more frequent use of these chemical hair products. Read more about the Sister Study findings…

Susan G. Komen® Supports Bipartisan Deal

Susan G. Komen® and 26 other health organizations support the Congressional agreement that would hold patients and individuals harmless from surprise medical bills. An official statement from the co-sponsoring Senate Committees urged Congressional leaders to move swiftly on this new legislation. Read more here.

Promise Breakfast

Save the date! The 4th Annual Promise Breakfast will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at Belo Mansion. Komen Dallas County brings together experts in breast cancer support and research to share the most up to date research and breakthroughs along with announcing our 2020 Community Grantees. Individual tickets and sponsorship sales begin March 1, 2020. We hope to see you there!

Musel Haus: Visors for a Vision

“A vision of more year round involvement from everyone. A vision that will drive more funds for breast health services and research.”

From December 9th to February 9th, Musel Haus will donate 25% of all online pink visor sales to Susan G. Komen Dallas County. Learn more here.

Pink Day at RBC Tennis Championship of Dallas

Pink Day at the RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas is on Thursday, February 6, 2020 and benefits Komen Dallas County. Learn more about this annual fundraiser here.