Black women in the U.S. are about 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women and the cause of this is multifaceted.
A healthier lifestyle starts with identifying how you want to feel. What is your biggest motivator? Do you want to have more energy throughout your day? Do you want to boost your mood? Do you want to be able to show up in a slightly better place for your loved ones? Take some time to reflect on how you want to feel and what it would look like to experience a day feeling that way.
This January and February, when you make a gift to Susan G. Komen during one of our 24-hour matches, Komen’s Board will match your gift 4X.
Betty Vandeputte was sick in bed with COVID in August 2022, scrolling her Facebook feed when a post from Susan G. Komen made her pause. “It was a post about Pickleball for the Cure, and I thought it looked interesting. I called my friend and said, ‘I’m sick, but this is a great idea, and we should do it.’” With less than two months to coordinate and announce the event, they immediately got to work.
Join us on a transformative journey with Alexandra Spinner, a fitness advocate who faced a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis in 2019. Discover her holistic approach to surviving and thriving, embracing “survival of the wisest” as she shares invaluable insights into fitness, self-care, and resilience. Alexandra’s story will inspire you to start small, prioritize your health, and find empowerment, even in the face of adversity.
Getting her kids involved in a fundraiser to help support Susan G. Komen was a no-brainer for Megan Fleming. But what set this fundraiser apart from others is how close to home it hit, as Megan was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2023.
Jaya Kataria’s son, Rishi, was just 13 when she was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. After watching her perseverance in the face of her illness, Rishi knew he wanted to give back to the breast cancer community, which is when he launched Pillars of Hope and began making candles to raise money to support Susan G. Komen’s mission to end breast cancer forever.
With your support, Susan G. Komen can fund lifesaving research and provide ongoing support and critical assistance to people with breast cancer. When you make an end of year gift, Komen’s Board of Directors will match it.
John Scoblick lost his daughter, Melissa Estes, to metastatic breast cancer in 2019. Now, he serves as an advocate for Susan G. Komen and Leadership Council Member in hopes that one day, no father has to lose a child to breast cancer.
Julie Bernstein knew her family history and Ashkenazi Jewish heritage put her at a higher risk for breast cancer, but she was still shocked when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. She fundraises for Komen through the MORE THAN PINK Walk to help create a world without breast cancer.
Intersection is defined as, “a point at which two or more things intersect, especially roads.” It had only been a little over a year since mom passed away. Yet I still found myself thinking about those last interactions with her. Did I make the right choices? Did I not have enough faith? Did I influence her to choose the right treatment plan?
Our October Fundraising Challenges are back and better than ever, offering you the chance to rally together with fellow change-makers, old and new, for an unforgettable month of philanthropy and camaraderie.