Komen OC Community Forum

Join us on December 16 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. as we address the recent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force report about mammography and hear from everyone involved in the Orange County breast cancer movement!

Our panel will include:
Dr. Lisa Guerra, MD, Hoag Hospital

Dr. Peter Scheid, Director of Medical Management, CalOptima

Sandra Rose, Director of Community Relations, CalOptima

Rhonda Folsom, MPH, CHES, Program Supervisor, Orange County   Cancer Detection Partnership, County of Orange Health Care Agency

Joanna L. Fawzy Morales, Esq. Director, Cancer Legal Resource Center Adjunct Professor of Law, Loyola Law School Disability Rights Legal Center

Chris Tannous, PhD, President Komen OC Board

Lisa Wolter, Executive Director, Komen OC

Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch to this meeting. Komen for the Cure will provide water, coffee and soft drinks.

Location: The Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® 3191-A Airport Loop Drive Costa Mesa, CA  92626

Space is limited. Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at: jcastaneda@komenoc.org

Committed to the Community

 

Monica Olmos, Telenova Star Adamari Lopez & Jorge Castaneda are committed to educating and reinforcing the importance of early detection and diagnosis among the Hispanic community

Komen OC in partnership with Unidos Contra el Càncer de Seno, is presenting a Breast Cancer Healing Mass to raise breast cancer awareness among Orange County’s Hispanic community. The Healing Mass will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish at 7:00 p.m. tonight.  Featuring local leaders who are active in the fight against breast cancer, the goal of the inspirational community event is to help educate Latinos about breast cancer and empower them to be advocates of their own breast health.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish is located at 110 S. Center St., Santa Ana, CA 92704

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, and breast cancer mortality is higher among Latinos due to various factors including language barriers and cultural stigmas. Unidos Contra el Càncer de Seno is a collaborative of community organizations and stakeholders working with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to improve the breast heatlh of Latinos in Orange County through outreach, education and empowerment of the community.

 

A Boost of Self Esteem

Komen OC's Wig Salon

Komen OC's Wig Salon

Every woman loves “me time.” No one deserves it more than the women fighting breast cancer, going through chemotherapy and the subsequent hair loss. That’s why the Wig Salon exists at Komen OC’s office.

The Wig Salon features a private styling area for women in treatment to try wigs, hats and scarves and to enjoy some personal attention and “me time.”

Linda came to the Wig Salon in July. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 and had a lumpectomy, chemo, radiation and reconstructive surgery. In February of this year, she was diagnosed with a new primary tumor. She had a bi-lateral mastectomy and is undergoing chemo this summer.

Her session at the Wig Salon was a positive experience. She was able to go home with a wig, plus a gift certificate for styling.

If you are in treatment and unable to afford a wig, go to www.komenoc.org, Education & Programs, Hat & Wig Salon, to learn more about Komen OC’s Wig Salon.  To make an appointment at the Wig Salon contact 714-957-9157. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, Korean and Hindi.

Helping Women, Saving Lives — With Your Help

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The numbers tell a compelling story about the impact made by the Komen Orange County Affiliate.  In 2008, this Affiliate granted $1.2 million to 20 grassroots non-profit organizations to provide breast health education, screening, and treatment programs to low-income, under-insured and uninsured women in Orange County.

In 2008, through those organizations:

  • More than 45,000 women participated in breast health educational sessions or workshops.
  • More than 20,000 women received a clinical breast exam.
  • More than 8,500 women received a screening mammogram.
  • In 2008, an estimated 70 breast cancer cases were detected through these breast health programs.
  •  More than 200 women in Orange County received psychosocial and treatment assistance services.

Your help is needed to continue to and meet the increasing needs of breast health services for women in Orange County.

Consider that the goal for Komen’s Mission Programs is to increase the number of individuals utilizing breast health services, specifically screening mammography use, by 10%. That should be all the motivation you need to register for Race for the Cure, coming soon on Sunday, September 27 in Newport Beach. If you can’t attend, support the event with “Sleep In for the Cure.”

Better yet, after you register for the Race, take the 125 Challenge – a call-to-action for all Race participants to raise $125, the cost of a Komen-funded mammogram.