Posted on May 14, 2015 by Komen OC
Register. Fundraise. Be a hero.
It’s simple – sign up today and join us for the 24th Annual Race for the Cure on Sunday, September 27 at Fashion Island in Newport Beach to celebrate survivors and breast cancer heroes. All heroes who register before May 31 receive a special early bird discount on their registration fee, with additional discounts for breast cancer survivors.
Dare to be a competitive hero? New this year is the “timing chip” to see how fast you can complete our course! Keep in mind, if you’re planning to use the timing chip, you must participate in the 7:15 a.m. Race. If this sounds like something you have wanted to accomplish, start training and fundraising in support of all the inspirational women and men battling breast cancer every day. Or, if you’re not into running, you can walk our 5K or participate in the Kid’s One Mile Fun Run & Family Walk. Either way, you’ll still be our hero.
Inspired to be a group of heroes like the Fantastic Four or The Avengers? Consider forming or joining a Race team! All you need is a group of 10 or more heroes to join the fight against breast cancer.
The sooner you register, the sooner you can begin fundraising. All funds generated from Race for the Cure directly impact the lives of women and men battling breast cancer. That means by fundraising, you’re saving lives.
There’s a hero in all of us, and the journey to saving lives starts here: www.komenoc.org/race.
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Posted on April 9, 2015 by Komen OC
On May 30, join Pink Tie Ball event chairs, Scott and Karen Sherman, as they “blast off” toward more effective breast cancer diagnostic and treatment options and improvements to life-saving research for women and men fighting the disease. Themed “A Blast for the Cure,” our largest annual fundraiser will take place at the Orange County Great Park, Palm Court Arts Complex in Irvine. Join us for an inspiring event to encourage breast cancer survivors, supporters and advocates to reach for the outer limits toward the Komen mission: a world free of breast cancer.
Get to know your Pink Tie Ball chairs!
Scott Sherman previously was executive vice president of human resources at Allergan, Inc., founding sponsor of the Pink Tie Ball. On May 1, he will join Ingram Micro as executive vice president of human resources.
Karen Sherman is a local philanthropist who is passionate about the Komen mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.
Spearheaded by the Sherman’s, the Pink Tie Ball committee and all of us here at Komen want you to have “a blast” at the event with:
- Gourmet food
- Live entertainment
- Live and silent auctions with stunning prizes
- Event and jewelry sponsor Black, Starr & Frost will offer an incredible opportunity drawing to win a $10,000 gift card and a hosted dinner on the patio of the elegant jewelry store
Get your tickets today! Individuals are $350: http://bit.ly/1DkE6vX
Sponsorship packages are also available from $5,000 to $50,000. For information please contact Stacy Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (714) 957-9157.
We hope to see you at Pink Tie Ball!
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Posted on March 16, 2015 by Komen OC
Have you registered to join Team Komen at this year’s OC Marathon and Half Marathon? If not, there’s still time to join! In true Komen fashion, we wanted to share tips and tricks for getting in shape for the marathon.
Marathon enthusiast Doug McKay, our 2015 Race for the Cure committee chair, is leading a free training group which meets every Saturday at 7 a.m. for all Team Komen members.
We invite you to participate in this training alongside other Team Komen. You’ll learn about personal health and training essentials, while building friendships with those who want to make a lasting difference in the breast cancer community.
If you go, don’t forget the essentials:
- Plenty of fluids – water, sports drink, etc.
- Comfortable clothing and shoes
- A watch to time your pace
- A running diary to manage your overall progress
- Sun protection – sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, etc.
Selecting varying surfaces you train on can have a huge impact on injury prevention – that’s why we change up our training location every week.
If you are interested in joining us and being a part of Team Komen, please contact Julie Guevara at 714-957-9157 ext. 30 or via email at email@example.com.
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Posted on February 11, 2015 by Komen OC
Did you know? African American women are 55 percent more likely to be diagnosed at a late stage of breast cancer and 44 percent more likely to die from the disease. In honor of Black History Month, an annual observance each February to honor and remember important people and events in African history, Komen Orange County is spreading the word about its efforts to end breast cancer in African American women and men. Komen Orange County, along with the seven California Affiliates, have partnered for an intensive multiyear effort called Circle of Promise. With Circle of Promise, Komen Orange County hopes to activate the community to help improve breast cancer outcomes in African Americans. Circle of Promise is a breast cancer resource and awareness program that further engages black women and men in the fight against breast cancer. Do you want to get involved in Circle of Promise for Black History Month?
Here’s what you can do:
- Know your risk. Learn about your family health history. Know how your breasts look and feel and report any changes to your health care provider.
- Talk with your doctor. Talk to your health care provider about your own personal risk and ask which screening tests are right for you.
- Get a mammogram. Have a clinical breast exam every three years starting at age 20, and every year starting at age 40.
- Make healthy lifestyle choices. Living a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise may reduce your risk of breast cancer.
Together, we’re working towards our mission to decrease breast cancer mortality among African American women and men by increasing breast health awareness and access to mammography screenings. See what the Circle of Promise is doing in your community: http://californiacircleofpromise.org/.
Filed under: Breast Health News, Komen Orange County Affiliate News | Tagged: black history month, breast cancer, breast health, Circle of Promise, mammograms | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 27, 2015 by Komen OC
Calling all amusement park lovers! We’re teaming up with Knott’s Berry Farm again for the second annual “Knott’s for the Cure” to raise funds for breast cancer education, treatment and research! Knott’s is offering discounted “Pink Tickets” and limited edition “pink” merchandise now through March 27 to support our mission of ending breast cancer forever. Stop by the park and enjoy Knott’s world class entertainment, attractions and Komen-inspired décor – all for a great cause.
Our partnership with Knott’s aims to raise awareness in Orange County – and within the Latina community – where women are 20 percent more likely to die of breast cancer than non-Hispanics. By teaming up with Knott’s we hope to reach this important population, to provide life-saving mammograms and treatment options to reduce those numbers.
Last year, the “Pink Partnership” raised nearly $100,000 and with your help we hope to raise even more in 2015! 75 percent of funds raised are invested in local breast health needs and services; the remaining 25 percent benefit the Komen Award and Research Grant Program to fund groundbreaking breast cancer research.
Join Snoopy, Charlie Brown and all the Peanut characters as advocates committed to the fight against breast cancer! We’ll see you at the park!
For Knott’s theme park information, including hours of operation, please visit www.knotts.com or call (714) 220-5200.
Follow and join the conversation on social media by using #KnottsPink and stay tuned for upcoming initiatives!
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Posted on January 7, 2015 by Komen OC
At Komen, we’re all about an active lifestyle, and what better way than to kick off the New Year with a healthy, new you. Komen Orange County has once again teamed up with the OC Marathon and we need your support in joining our team to raise funds toward the fight against breast cancer! In addition to raising critical funds, we are focusing on health and wellness to achieve our fitness goals at this year’s marathon. Team Komen’s top marathon training tips include:
- Staying hydrated
- Setting realistic goals
- Being patient with yourself
- Eating a healthy breakfast to start your metabolism
- Running a dress-rehearsal at the course
Join us! You’ll have plenty of time to train with the marathon taking place on May 3, but it’s never too soon to register and fundraise. In fact, if you register for Team Komen and raise $125 by Jan. 20, you’ll get free entry into the marathon for a friend or family member! Don’t miss out on this opportunity.
Not up for a full marathon? OC Marathon also offers a half marathon and 5K for those who aren’t quite ready for the 26.2 mile race.
Last year, Komen Orange County raised more than $6,500 at the OC Marathon to help fund breast health education programs, research and treatment services. This year, we need your help to exceed our goal of $10,000.
Are you ready to join? Contact us at 714-957-9157 ext. 30 or firstname.lastname@example.org be a part of Team Komen. Cheers for the New Year!
Filed under: Community Outreach, Donations, Fundraising Events, health and fitness, Komen Orange County Affiliate News | Tagged: breast cancer, health, komen oc, marathon, new year, oc marathon, team komen | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 24, 2014 by Komen OC
Last week, we held a private reception to honor Race teams who collectively raised more than $765,000 at the 2014 Race for the Cure in Newport Beach. We invited team captains, co-captains and their teammates to join us for a special evening in Newport Beach to thank them for their dedication and ongoing support to Komen OC’s mission. We handed out special awards to the teams that raised the most money (Bank of America/Merrill Lynch), had the most team members (CHASE for the Cure) and had the highest fundraising rookie team (Sparkle Shine Survive!, award sponsored by Angels Baseball).
2014 Race Chair, Doug McKay, attended the event to thank the teams for working so hard to make this year’s Race for the Cure a great success. Teams were also given awards by categories including Top 3 Large Corporate Teams, Top 3 Small Corporate Teams and Top 3 Nonprofit Teams. Each team received a commemorative plaque.
Race teams make up nearly 40 percent of the funds raised from the 2014 Race for the Cure. This money goes directly towards providing no-cost mammograms, urgent diagnosis, breast health education and outreach in Orange County and groundbreaking breast cancer research to find a cure. For a complete list of top Race teams, visit http://bit.ly/1HslZFu. Congratulations again to all of our top teams!
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