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Keep up with Komen: May eNews

A Message from Our CEO


As I begin my journey at Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington, I have learned much through my time visiting with our friends and partners... Read more>>

 Screening for Breast Cancer


Susan G. Komen has significant concerns and disagreement with the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force draft recommendations, which as written, will create economic barriers to timely breast cancer detection for a very large number of women... Read more>>

Survivor Profile


Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 through a routine mammogram, Pam Beck was grateful for the resources and support she had, since she had so many questions during a very scary time.  But, she quickly realized, there were not many resources for her family as a whole. Read more>>

Worship in Pink


In its fifth year and in collaboration with Legacy Health System, Worship in Pink is expanding from one weekend to encompass activities during the entire month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness month. The goal is to provide breast health education in our communities and increasing the number of women receiving mammograms. If you are interested in getting involved, plan to attend one of the Information Sessions scheduled for June. Read more>>

Lunch for the Cure Was A Wild Success


The 2015 Lunch for the Cure was a sold out success! The lunch featuring keynote speaker Cheryl Strayed, author of book turned film, Wild. The luncheon raised over $330,000 to help provide critical services throughout Oregon and SW Washington. See more>>

We Race for Those We Love

May 1 was our official kickoff the Portland Race for the Cure! Sign up early for a discount, form your team and get fundraising! Read More>>

Volunteer Highlight


Thanks to all of our groups of volunteers who help make our events run smoothly! Heritage High School Soccer Team does a fantastic job each year at the Portland Race for the Cure withhelping to set up the Race Park site!  They make it look easy with their spirit, smiles and enthusiasm! We LOVE our volunteers - we couldn’t do it without you! 

Community Partners in Action
Many people and organizations want to make a difference by raising money to benefit Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington. We are grateful for the opportunities to work with community organizations and individuals who wish to hold a special event fundraiser to help us with our promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. The ideas are only limited by your imagination. Have questions or want to start your own event? Click Here>>


Much like the story of Susan G. Komen being a story of hope and love between two sisters, the story behind the Serres Garden Center Pink Day is an equally compelling story of hope and love between an aunt and niece. Read more>>

Upcoming Events


Serres Garden Center Pink Day
June 20 

Hot dogs and hamburgers from Tebos Restaurant, pink desserts from Haggens and a raffle with 100% of the proceeds going to Komen!

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Cascade Auto Glass, 2015 Cascade Golf Tournament
July 11

21st Annual Cascade Auto Glass Invitational Golf Tournament benefitting Komen Oregon.

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Play for a Cure
August 14-16

Play for a Cure Oregon softball tournament each year at Wallace Sports Field Complex in Salem, Oregon. Forty teams compete and play a total of 96 games during the tournament.

More details here>> 


2015 Portland & Eugene
Race for the Cure 

Portland - Sept. 20, Waterfront Park
Eugene - Oct. 4, Valley River Center

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Row for the Cure
September 27

The Row for the Cure has been supporting the mission to end breast cancer forever since 1994, raising over $1.1 million to date.

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Girlfriends Run for a Cure Half & Quarter Marathon
October 11

The 9th Annual Girlfriends Run for a Cure is for women to get together to do something good for themselves and to help support a very important women's cause.

More details here>>



Board of Directors

Aletha Anderson
Celia Austin
Rev. Dr. T Allen Bethel
Patricia Brown
Tina Foster 


 Teresa Hanna, MBA
Suzanne McGrath, CPA
Laurie Reser
Alec Vesely

Charlene Zidell 

Komen Staff

Linda Aronsohn
Andrew Asato
Karin Baggett
Ann Berryman
Cristela Daniel
Adam Green



Bridget Jamieson
Gavin Johnson

Margaret Klein
Anna Miller
Michael Nguyen
Phillip Nguyen

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