YogaWorks is supporting Susan G. Komen by presenting the first-of-its-kind fitness regimen that specifically caters to the breast cancer community. YogaWorks Pink will provide patients and survivors with a restorative fitness program that will support their breast cancer journey, with gentle poses and sequences that cater to breast cancer survivors, thrivers and those with limited […]
After learning she has a BRCA2 gene mutation and undergoing a preventive mastectomy, model and Instagram influencer Erica Jean is using her platform to encourage others to be aware of their breast health and their risk of developing breast cancer.
In the United States, Black women are more likely to have aggressive types of breast cancer and are 40 percent more likely to die from it. This is unacceptable.
Dr. Anne Marie McCarthy, Ph.D., is focused on developing new ways to identify women who are at a high risk for aggressive breast cancer, especially individuals from historically marginalized populations.
Dr. Electra Paskett, Ph.D., has dedicated her career to serving people in the margins – championing high-quality health care for historically marginalized communities in rural North Carolina and most recently in Appalachia and rural Ohio.
“I was at home when I got the call,” Lauren said. “We were goig into Labor Day weekend. We had football, we had the Kentucky Derby. That’s what was on my mind.” The call from her doctor, telling her she had stage 2 breast cancer, changed everything.
Monique Eddins was diagnosed in November 2019 with stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma. An active-duty service member and mother of four, her journey began when she noticed a lump on her left breast. After testing positive for the BRCA gene mutation, Monique worries about her children’s risk of developing breast and other cancers in the future.
Kate Leyder was diagnosed with breast cancer after an MRI for emergency gallbladder surgery showed a mass on her right breast. “I never felt a lump or had any pain,” she said.
By Ed Dandridge, Chair of Susan G. Komen’s Board of Directors Maya Angelou said, “…if you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased.” Three years ago, I joined Susan G. Komen’s Board of Directors to support the mission of ending breast cancer in our lifetime. As […]
By Paula Schneider, President and CEO, Susan G. Komen I’m often asked about the amusing paranoia that is “imposter syndrome.” Have I experienced it? Absolutely. How can you overcome it? Through one realization: You only need to be smart enough to lead the band. For those unfamiliar, imposter syndrome strikes people at all stages of […]
Susan G. Komen has identified three areas where it will work in the 2023 and 2024 state and federal legislative sessions to enact laws so that where you live does not determine if you live.
As a breast cancer researcher, Dr. Julie Palmer never imagined her sister, Beth, would be diagnosed with the disease. After being diagnosed with early-stage, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer in her late 40s, Beth underwent a double mastectomy and moved on with her life. Nine years later, Beth learned the cancer had metastasized to her bones and lungs. […]