|Komen Tidewater News and Updates
Jason Aldean offers up cocktail honor for breast cancer
star Jason Aldean is offering to name a cocktail at his new bar after a fan as
part of a new online contest to raise cash for breast cancer research.
The You Make It Easy singer launched a campaign to promote his Jason Aldean’s
Kitchen + Rooftop Bar in Nashville, Tennessee and offered
up a dinner invitation to one lucky fan and a friend.
As part of the get together, Aldean has offered to name a signature drink on
the menu after the lucky winner of his online contest. “Let’s say your name is Andrew,” Aldean says. “You could go for the Drew
Dropper, or Mint Drewlip. But I’d push for something classy, like Tonight Looks
Good on Drew.”
To win the chance of the cocktail honour, fans have to donate to the Susan G.
Komen Foundation, which helps to aid breast cancer research at omaze.com.
Medicaid Expansion Passes in Virginia!
case you missed the big news, the Virginia General Assembly passed state Medicaid expansion. Now nearly 400,000 low-income Virginians will
have access to affordable, quality health care including breast cancer screenings
and treatment. This is a great win for all Virginians and it could not have
happened without you. Susan G. Komen is a leader in breast health advocacy on both the state and federal levels, and we are proud to have played a part in working to expand Medicaid. Virginia is the 33rd state to expand Medicaid.
Free online Yoga to surivors
Project:OM returns this summer! To help get ready, Yogaia and Manduka is offering survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer 60 Days of FREE online yoga classes. Visit manduka.com/POM60 and use the code POM60.Open to new Yogaia members only.
|Breast Cancer Information & Studies
Breast cancer survivors needed for a smartphone based
Recruiting - Postmenopausal
women diagnosed with stage 0 (DCIS) to stage IIIC breast cancer within the past
one to ten years. Participants must be 40 to 75 years old and do not regularly
purpose of this study is to investigate whether an exercise app can help breast
cancer survivors increase their physical activity level. The app can be
accessed via an Apple or Android smartphone or tablet. Participation includes
daily instruction via the app, guidance on aerobic and resistance exercises,
activity monitoring with a physical activity tracker, and surveys throughout
the seven weeks. Participants keep their activity trackers and are entered for
a $100 Amazon gift card drawing. Sign Up for this Study
researchers learn why some people live with metastatic breast cancer for a long
Some people live for many years following a metastatic breast
cancer diagnosis. To gain insight into why, researchers want to learn more
about the medical history and health habits of women and men living with
metastatic breast cancer. If you take part in this study, you will complete an
online survey that will ask you questions about diet, exercise, health
behaviors and medical care. Some participants who fill out the survey will also
be invited to participate in an optional sub-study, which includes a medical
record review, a blood or saliva sample, and tumor analysis. Findings from the
survey and optional sub-study may help the research team discover how to help
people live longer after a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer. Sign Up for this Study
Click here to learn more about the Genomic Analysis of Long-Term
Survivors with Metastatic Cancer study!
New Family Health History
Tool on komen.org
Knowing your family
health history is important because it can help you learn about your risk of
developing breast cancer. This information can then be used as you talk with
your doctor about your breast care. We have adapted the Surgeon General's
"My Family Health Portrait" tool to make it easy to gather and
organize your family health history. We encourage you to explore this
new internet-based tool, gather your own family health history and share it with others!
Bunco - Wednesday, June 13
BUNCO, a fun dice game, an excuse to spend time with friends, and a fundraiser. Join us for a night of Bunco. Never played Bunco, no problem, it is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill, there are no decisions to be made, just scoring and a simple set of rules. The winners get prizes!
Click to register
Bat for A Cure - Saturday, July 14
Bring your friends and family to Harbor Park for an exciting night of Norfolk Tides baseball and a post-game fireworks extravaganza. A portion of the proceeds from every ticket purchases via the link below (be sure to enter the code "Komen18") will be donated to Susan G. komen Tidewater. Come and show your support.
Click for Tickets
Tickets: $13 Box $12 Reserved
Cruise for the Cure on the Spirit of Norfolk -
Sunday, September 30
A Spirit of Norfolk cruise gives you the chance to dine, dance, catch spectacular views of the mighty ships of the Navy's Atlantic Fleet and support a great cause.
Cost: $50 per ticket/seat
Window tables for 2, $150.00
Included with Ticket: A two-hour cruise along the Elizabeth River
- Delicious dinner buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts
- Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water
- Spectacular views of the Navy's mighty Atlantic Fleet
- On-board entertainment
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Race for the Cure - Saturday, October 13
Why do we RACE and Fundraise for breast cancer cures?
- Because 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
- Because every 19 seconds, somewhere in the world, a case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman.
- Because every 60 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone dies from breast cancer; every 13 minutes, one woman in the U.S. will lose her life to breast cancer.
- Because in Tidewater, 1716 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
- Because it’s time to go beyond breast cancer awareness. It’s time to take action!
Survivor Breakfast - Saturday, November 3rd
Join us for the annual Survivor Breakfast. Survivors and co-Survivors celebrate another year together and a step closer to finding the cures. Click here to join the Flock.
Breast Care Helpline Support Groups for Men
A free, 12-week telephone support groups for men with breast cancer provide a safe place for men to discuss the challenges of breast cancer, get information and exchange support. To learn more, call the Komen Breast Care Helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or email email@example.com.
If you or a loved one needs information about
breast health or breast cancer, call our breast care helpline to speak with a
specially trained oncology social worker or specialist at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636)
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.