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August 2015

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Breast Cancer News: Death Rates from Invasive Breast Cancer Declining

A comprehensive analysis of breast cancer survival data published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows that death rates from invasive breast cancer in the U.S. have declined. Researchers found that death rates decreased by almost one-third, from 33.5 percent in 1988 to 23.5 percent in 2010. Improvements in outcomes were seen in both early-stage and late-stage diagnoses. This is a prime example of the impact of Komen funded research.

Register for Race for the Cure today!

Tell Me Your Story
breast cancer survivors series

Sharing your story about your journey through breast cancer can not only help others cope but writing/sharing can be a way of getting your feelings out. It can validate what you're experiencing and can also provide an outlet for emotions that are difficult to share with others. It allows you to reflect on what you're going through or what you’ve been through. Sharing stories of hardship can let people connect with and comfort other people who are/were in the same position. Tell us your Story.

Laura Elizabeth Ranno

Laura was a Boston native and a mother. She was 28 years old when she passed away from breast cancer. For 4 years, Laura experienced pain in her back, shoulders and breast area. The doctor’s opinion or inexperience with laura's pic 2.jpgbreast cancer, Laura’s young age and likely her underinsured status contributed to her not receiving the tests that would have lead to the proper diagnosis. Laura was not treated for almost 3 years.  At 27, she was diagnosed with a later stage of breast cancer. Join the fight for women like Laura and Race for the Cure on Saturday, October 10, 2015.  Register Today.

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Celebrate, Support and Remember.  Once again the Virginian-Pilot will run a special section in October, The Power of Pink. This section is devoted to telling the stories of those who have been touched by breast cancer and the supporters who are making an impact on their lives and lives of the families. We all know these special people, the survivors, the loved ones we hold in our heart who lost their battle, the co-survivors, the doctors, and the care providers, the list can go on.  Think about these individual and enter your nominations today.  Too many tears have been shed this year, it serves as a reminder that Susan G. Komen’s mission is not yet complete, however we are making a difference and one day we will live in a world without breast cancer. Follow this link to submit your nomination. Power of Pink


2015 Race for the Cure volunteer sign-ups are now open! It’s fun. It’s rewarding. And you’ll meet some truly incredible people when you volunteer for the Komen Tidewater Race for the Cure. The success of the Race depends heavily on the support we receive from more than a hundred volunteers in the months leading up to the Race and on Race Day.

Would you like to be a participant the day of Race, but still want to volunteer your time? Not a problem! There are other Race activities available for you. Pre-Race and Expo dates are included on the volunteer site. 

navy runnersMilitary groups, organizations, clubs, and individuals are all welcome to volunteer or participate. 



To volunteer or participate in Race for the Cure.


FORCE, Facing our Risk of Cancer EmpoweredAre you BRCA positive?
Meet FORCE, Facing Our Rick of Cancer Empowered, a support group for anyone with a BRCA mutation. The local chapter is meeting Thursday, August 27thClick for an event flier or more information.

Team ForceJoin Team FORCE at Race for the Cure, Saturday, October 10th.

Thank You
2015 Race for the Cure Sponsors


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Get to know us better. Komen Tidewater is on social media and encourages everyone to follow our mission through   facebook-icon-drtvtwitter button - small round , Instagram Glyph icon , and youtube20x20

Komen 101
Komen Office
Thursday, August 27th
6:30 - 7:30pm
Click to register. 

Professional Disc Golf
Throw for the Cure
Bayville Farms Park
Saturday, August 29th
10:00 - 5:00pm
Volunteer opportunity

Baskets for Boobies
Royal Garden Courtyard
Saturday, September 12th
4:00 -8:00pm
for more information

Gordon Biersch,
VA Bch Town Center
Wednesday, September 16th

Race Participant Bag
Pack-out begins
Komen Office
Wednesday, September 23th
Volunteer opportunity

Langley Speedway
Team Event
Chasing 4 a Cure
Komen Office
Saturday, September 26th

Team Registration Closes Sunday, October 4th

Online Registration Closes Wednesday, October 7th

Race Expo
Quality Suites at Lake Wright
October 8th 12pm - 8pm
October 9th 9am - 8pm
Volunteer opportunity

Race for the Cure
Virginia Beach
31st and Atlantic Ave
October 10, 2015
Volunteer opportunity

Surf for the Cure
Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Saturday, October 10th
for more information

Treasure Chest Fest
General Booth Blvd.
Virginia Beach
Sunday, October 11th

Great Leaders Catwalk for the Cure Gala
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
Sunday, October 11th
6pm - 10pm

Masquerade Gala
Hilton Garden Inn
Thursday, October 29th
5:30pm - 9:30pm

Menopause the Musical
The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Virginia Beach
November 3rd and 5th
Use code KOMEN to benefit the Tidewater Affiliate

Survivor Breakfast
Quality Suites at Lake Wright
Saturday, November 7th
9:00am - 11:00am
Volunteer opportunity

Pink in the Rink
Norfolk Admirals
Norfolk Scope

Saturday, January 23th
Volunteer opportunity

Hoops for the Cure
ODU Lady Monarchs
Ted Constant Center

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Volunteer opportunity

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