Komen OC and Northgate Gonzalez Markets Partner up for Breast Health Outreach to Latina Women

On Monday, April 16, the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, in collaboration with the YWCA and Northgate Gonzalez Markets, teamed up to give free clinical breast exams and mammograms to 34 Hispanic women at the Northgate Gonzalez Market in La Habra. Latina women are more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage from breast cancer and therefore are at increased risk of dying from the disease, so it is important that they are provided with information and resources to increase rates of early detection.

The effort will continue through the month of May at different Northgate Gonzalez Markets throughout Orange County. Eligible women must be 40 years or older, have a low household income and no medical insurance or an insurance that has a high deductible or co-payment.

For more information on upcoming events such as this one, please contact the Komen Orange County office at (714) 957-9157 or visit www.komenoc.org.

 

 

Submit Your Nominations for the 2012 Komen for the Cure Awards by May 1

At Komen Orange County, we admire the strength of all those affected by breast cancer. Know someone that represents the Komen fight? We are currently accepting nominations for Most Inspirational Breast Cancer Survivor, Most Inspirational Breast Cancer Co-Survivor and Outstanding Breast Health Advocate. Nominations are due no later than May 1, 2012.

More details, including forms and instructions, can be found at http://bit.ly/GNpzeL.

We are all part of one community and together, we grow stronger in the fight to end breast cancer forever. To honor the winners, we will be hosting a “Komen Celebrate Survivors: Footprints to the Promise” luncheon on Sunday, June 10, at Costa Mesa Country Club. Please consider nominating someone for this inspirational and moving celebration.

We are also recruiting 12 breast cancer survivor models for the fashion show. More information and instructions to nominate someone or yourself can be found at http://bit.ly/Izv82z. The deadline to be considered is April 20, 2012.