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Thank You Orange County!

Komen OC Team with Komen CEO & Founder Nancy G. Brinker (Center) Photo courtesy of Alireza Alavian

THANK YOU for helping us make the 19th annual Komen Orange County Race for the Cure an AMAZING race and coming together to celebrate our survivors, remember those we’ve lost to this disease and to support our vision of a world without breast cancer!

Check out The Orange County Register’s coverage of the Race here: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/breast-268225-pink-cancer.html

So far you’ve raised $2.7 million! Fundraising for the Race will continue through October 31 to reach the $3 million goal.

Every dollar you raise makes a difference:
$125 could be used to provide one mammogram.
$250 could be used to cover five clinical breast exams.
$500 could be used to provide five diagnostic ultrasounds.
$1000 could be used to provide 8 mammograms.

Donations may be made online at http://www.komenoc.org or mailed to:

Orange County Race for the Cure
%Time Management
P.O. Box 131314
Carlsbad,CA 92013

For more information on our programs and services call 714-957-9157.

Barnes & Noble Book Fair…ON RACE DAY!

Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Fashion Island  and the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will launch the Promise Me book fair on Sunday, September 26 from 9:00 am – 10:00 pm. The book fair will offer consumers the opportunity to purchase signed copies of Promise Me by Nancy G. Brinker , founder & CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. All Promise Me copies will be sold for 20% off the retail price AND Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of ALL purchases made on September 26 (books/music/movies and Café items-Café opens at 5:00am!) to the Komen Orange County Affiliate.

Promise Me: How a Sister’s Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer tells the story of two sisters, Nancy G. Brinker and Susan G. Komen, their loving bond from childhood through adulthood, the cancer that took one sister’s life and threatened the other’s, and the Promise between them that launched the global breast cancer movement, transforming and saving the lives of millions of women.

Can’t attend the Bookfair? Visit bn.com/bookfairs to support Komen OC online from 9/27/10-10/01/10 by entering Bookfair IB 10281889 at checkout.

You Are Invited

Clarient Executives Get Dunked for the Cure!

Clarient’s Dunk for the Cure event on Aug. 26 raised $1160 thanks to all the hardworking and dedicated associates! The amount is enough for nine women in need to receive mammograms.

CFO Michael Rodriguez after being dunked by Ronnie Andrews

The all-star lineup of Clarient executives and managers volunteering for the Dunk Tank included Mike Nall, Mendy Fry, Michael Rodriguez, Jack Jakubowski, Dr. Ken Bloom, Ben Adeyemi, Dave Daly, Dr. Doug Ross, Ronnie Andrews and Brian Hawthorne. Participants could try three times to knock the dunkee into the tank for $1 or eight tries for $5. A “guaranteed dunk” could be bought for $30, ensuring that the dunkee would end up in the tank of water. Pink mini-duckies were awarded to all the dunkees for different categories, which included the most money raised, the most “guaranteed dunks,” biggest splash, best legs, best “wet do” and best sport.

Clarient CCO Dave Daly, CEO Ron Andrews, VP of Sales Mike Nall and Team Clarient Capt. Jack Jakubowski

The event was held to benefit the Komen OC Race for the Cure – Team Clarient to help meet its fundraising goal of $19,000. Other events to help Team Clarient reach its goal include the Sept. 9 Soup’s On for the Cure, and the upcoming Sweets for the Cure bake sale on Sept. 17.

Accounts Payable Mgr Mendy Fry goes in from Michael Rodriguez' toss

Sleep Your Way to Finding a Cure

Sleep In on Race Day!

For those who prefer to snooze, instead of lacing up your racing shoes, please register to Sleep In for the Cure® on Race Day. This option allows you to support  Komen for the Cure from the comfort of your own bed. We will mail you a Race t-shirt and bib after the Race. Register at www.komenoc.org

Race Registration Suite Opens at Fashion Island Today

The Komen Race Registration Suite at Fashion Island in Newport Beach opens its doors today at 4 p.m. Located in the lower-level Atrium Court near Fashion Island, the Race Suite will serve as the site of walk-in registration for the 2010 Komen Orange County Race for the Cure, which will take place Sunday, Sept. 26. The public is invited to stop by the store to register, pick up a Race T-shirt or survivor shirt, Race bib number, day-of-event information and giveaways.

Stop by and say hello to the volunteers staffing the Race Suite, and find out how you can help raise vital funds for groundbreaking research to help end breast cancer forever.


Fashion Island, Atrium Court, lower level near Barnes & Noble

401 Newport Center Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660


Beginning Sept. 8:

Wednesdays 4 to 8 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays noon to 4 p.m.

Race Week:

Monday (9/20) 4 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday (9/21) 4 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday (9/22) 4 to 8 p.m.

Thursday (9/23) 4 to 8 p.m.

Friday (9/24) 4 to 8 p.m.

Saturday (9/25) 10 a.m. to noon

Sunday (9/26) Opens at 6:30 a.m.

Volunteers Still Needed for Komen OC Race

Registering in the 2010 Orange County Race for the Cure is not the only way Susan G. Komen for the Cure supporters can get involved in the largest and most anticipated breast cancer awareness fundraiser in Southern California. The annual Race wouldn’t be possible without the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who help make it a fun, successful and safe event year after year.

Nearly 1,800 volunteers are still needed for this year’s Race, taking place Sunday, Sept. 26 at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Volunteers can choose from a wide variety of jobs to suit their strength, skill set and interest. Some of these positions include monitoring the Race course and assisting participants, directing parking and traffic flow, helping out in the expo area, encouraging participants along the course, loading and unloading trucks, T-shirt distribution, and taking down and cleaning up at the end of the day. There are opportunities to volunteer even if you can’t make it out to the Race, including helping out at the Race Registration Suite at Fashion Island, which opens tomorrow, Sept. 8.

Volunteering at the Race is also a great way to get involved as a team to fulfill community service hours and contribute to a good cause. Scout troops, student clubs, charity leagues and service organizations have worked together at past Races to give back to the community and are encouraged to contact Cindy Brenneman, director of volunteer services, to find out more about how they can get involved. Cindy can be reached via email at cbrenneman@komenoc.org.

Whether you are participant or volunteer at the Sept. 26 Race, Komen OC welcomes your support and encourages you to spread the word among friends and family, raise money for the cure and recruit others to help end breast cancer forever.

Four Stars for the Fourth Year from Charity Navigator

We’re proud to be an affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which received Charity Navigator’s highest possible four-star rating for the fourth consecutive year today. Charity Navigator evaluates approximately 5,400 charities per year, and this year Komen joins the select 9 percent of organizations that have received at least four straight 4-star ratings.

The rating is bestowed upon charities demonstrating fiscal soundness, a huge achievement for even one year during these economic times. Komen’s Founder and CEO Nancy Brinker expressed her gratitude to the entire Susan G. Komen for the Cure family and said the four-star rating is a true testament to the hard work of the Affiliates, volunteers and staff.

Charity Navigator ratings show potential donors how efficiently a charity will use donations and the potential to continue providing programs and services in the future. Komen for the Cure raised more than $347 million in the last fiscal year.

Thank you to all our dedicated OC Affiliate’s volunteers and Race participants for helping Komen for the Cure receive this great rating and achieve a world without breast cancer!

Hair Today…BALD Tomorrow!

Mark Longfellow quickly raised $10,000 for the Komen OC Race for the Cure. His secret? Promising friends & family to shave his head if they helped meet his fundraising goal.  

Mark's Hair Before the $10,000 Moment!

Mark is apart of the Longfellow family who has donated their time, talents and treasures to the Komen Orange County Affiliate for many years. Mark is driven & determined to raise funds and volunteer for the cure because both of his grandmothers had breast cancer.

Mark's Shaved Head After the $10,000 Moment!

Mark’s contribution is extraordinary and the dollars he has raised will help more than 80 uninsured and underserved Orange County women receive assistance in obtaining free mammograms through the Komen Community Grants Program.

Thank you for your support Mark! You are the CURE!


The Countdown Begins!

Yes, that’s right! Our countdown begins! 26 more days until the Race for the Cure on Sunday, September 26 at Fashion Island.  Did you know, that the Race is  Orange County’s only 5K fundraising event that benefits local breast health services & resources? We are very excited and look forward to meeting our $3.1 million fundraising goal with your help.

We will open our doors to the Komen Race Registration Suite  at Fashion Island on September 8. Everyone is invited to visit the suite to register, pick up a Race T-Shirt or Survivor shirt, Race bibs and day of event information.  Click here  for store location & hours.

We are still looking for volunteers to work at our Race Suite. The Suite is a fun atmosphere with various opportunities to help  the more than 4,000 guests who will visit us at the Suite before Race Day.  To volunteer contact Cindy at cbrenneman@komenoc.org