May Newsletter

MAY 2016

Happy Mother’s Day! 


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DAL_Registration Open Graphic.jpg SUSAN G. KOMEN DALLAS RACE FOR THE CURE®

Registration for the 2016 Susan G. Komen Dallas Race for the Cure® is NOW OPEN! In honor of Mother’s Day, if you register now through May 31st you will receive $5 off your registration fee! Register Now.

This Race season we highlight, celebrate, and honor those who go beyond merely wearing a pink ribbon. They are our doers, our everyday heroes, our fighters, our boots on the ground.  They are fighting for their lives. They are healing.  They are raising awareness.  They are lending a helping hand.  They are making it financially possible to find the cures and deliver life-saving breast health resources to the underserved.  Stay tuned each month to see the faces of Komen Dallas County, and we challenge you to join their ranks.  They are.  Are you?  Click Here to meet survivor Patti Estrada and her daughter Monica Estrada.



100% of the net proceeds from Warriors in Pink apparel will go to Dallas County when you use the unique code DALCTYWIP at checkout. To learn more Click Here.


We welcome new board member Ede
Hawkins-Smith!  Ede is the Global Account
Director and Senior Consultant for Willis Towers Watson.  In this role, she advises various Fortune 500
companies on human resource strategies.  She
has served as both a board member and officer of multiple non-profit
organizations.   Ede is no stranger to
supporting the Komen cause.  She
participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®.
We are honored to have her join our ranks!

susangkomenmissionfinal.jpg MISSION

We are pleased to announce that we have awarded 7 grants to 5 organizations for the 2016-2017 grant cycle through our Community Grants Program. The funds awarded will go toward helping uninsured/underinsured residents of Dallas County receive screening mammograms, diagnostics, treatment, and transportation assistance. The official public announcement will be made in May, and information regarding our community partners will be available soon on our website. If you have any questions or concerns about the Community Grants Program, please contact Aisha Heath-Mission Manager at or 469-619-3906.


Volunteer Spotlight

We celebrated some of our Komen Dallas royalty (our volunteers!) with a Volunteer Appreciation Party at Medieval Times.  The event was just one small way of saying “Thank You” to our volunteers. We must extend our sincere gratitude to Medieval Times for sponsoring the event. Want to join these royal subjects in the fight to end breast cancer?  We have some wonderful opportunities for you to do so. We are still on the hunt for Race committee chairs and committee members. Some of the areas and positions available, include: Survivor Tent Chair, Call Center Committee, Kids for the Cure Committee, Stage Manager Chair, and T-shirt Chair. If you would like more information about any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Aisha Heath-Mission Manager at or 469-619-3906. To learn more about joining the Affiliate’s dynamic group of volunteers, please visit Before becoming an active volunteer, an application and
training are required. The volunteer application can be found here.


Robin Hansen profile pic WELCOME ROBIN HANSEN

Robin comes to Susan G. Komen®
Dallas County with a personal connection with breast cancer as well as
professional experience with Komen .  Robin’s sister was diagnosed with
breast cancer at 39 years old and her aunt received her breast cancer diagnosis
at just 35 years old.  It was when her sister was diagnosed with breast
cancer that Robin decided to dedicate her career to putting an end to breast
cancer.  Robin spent 2 years at the headquarters of Susan G. Komen® where
she focused on supporting the National Race for the Cure® sponsors.  She then spent 3 1/2 years with the Komen
Arizona Affiliate where she served as Development Manager.  As Development
Manager of the Dallas County Affiliate, she manages fund development, which
includes Dallas Race for the Cure® sponsorship and third-party programs.