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Area Salons Open Their Doors Tomorrow to Susan G. Komen

“More Than My Hair” Tour Hits Orange County and Long Beach to Spread Breast Cancer Awareness in the African American Community

Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer among African American women, and the second most common cause of cancer death?

Susan G. Komen Orange County and the Los Angeles County Affiliate have teamed up to help spread breast health awareness and education to African American women at select salons in the greater Long Beach area as well as Irvine and Anaheim. Nearly a dozen hair salons will be offering their locations from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. as part of a “More Than My Hair Tour” to help spread the word about breast health and the importance of early detection. Volunteers will be handing out fact sheets as well as information on local resources and how to get a free mammogram.

The event is part of Komen’s Circle of Promise movement, designed to further engage black women around the globe in the fight against breast cancer.

Stop by one of these salons tomorrow to learn more:

In Long Beach:

Hair it is Hair Salon: 4505 Orange Ave.

Heads up Hair Design Salon: 906 E. Artesia Blvd.

Hair Plus Salon: 6088 N. Atlantic Ave.

Bonded by Roots: 4148 Norse Way

The Beauty Box: 4166 Norse Way, Suite B

Divas Hair Salon: 1401 E. South St.

Class of Elegance: 5407 W. Cherry Ave.

In Irvine:

LeShay’s Salon & Spa: 17942 Skypark Cir., Bldg. 44, Suite D

In Anaheim:

Savy Hair Salon: 2795 W. Lincoln Ave.

Anointed Hands Beauty & Sheas Salon: 1842 West Lincoln Avenue

For more information about the “More Than My Hair Tour” please call the Los Angeles County Affiliate at 310-575-3011 or Orange County Affiliate at 714-957-9157.

Look for this poster at local salons tomorrow.

Look for this poster at local salons tomorrow.

Pink Tie Ball

Pink Tie Ball

World Cancer Day & The Power of One

Last Monday, February 4, was World Cancer Day, a day to help dispel myths about the disease and spread awareness and education about the ongoing research to find a cure.

The first-ever Susan G. Komen Global Women’s Cancer Summit (underwritten by GE healthymagination) also took place in Washington, D.C, bringing together leaders from governments, cancer organizations and the private sector to address the growing global women’s cancer crisis.  The event featured a keynote address from former First Lady Laura Bush and international experts on the subject were featured as speakers, panelists and moderators including researchers from Harvard, GE Healthcare, World Health Organization and many more.

The goal of the summit was to introduce a new global campaign and call-to-action: “2.5 by 2025,” to enhance breast cancer outcomes as measured by survival and quality of life for at least 2.5 million women in low- and middle-income families by the year 2025.

Komen and Merck also produced a video as part of their global partnership to raise awareness around breast and cervical cancers through social action. “The Power of One” is an informational and inspirational video that communicates the difference each individual can make by getting involved. Please watch, share with friends and family and think about how you can make a difference.

If you’re ready to help, volunteer or make a donation, please comment below or contact us through our website at: www.komenoc.org.