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Judy SalernoWelcome Judy Salerno!
Hello, and thank you for the truly warm welcome to Susan G. Komen. I’ve spent my professional life guiding health policy, overseeing research, and developing community health programs at the national and local level. As Komen’s new president and CEO, I’m looking forward to working with all of you as we build on all that Komen has accomplished so far – Komen 2.0, to save lives and end breast cancer forever. 

Learn more about Dr. Salerno / Follow Dr. Salerno on Twitter: @Judy_KomenCEO

October 2013
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In the News

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Komen, Dr. Susan Love and the Young Survival Coalition join forces for groundbreaking research. Dr. Judy Salerno discusses the details.

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Honoring the Promise 2013
On Friday, September 20, Honoring the Promise celebrated the Komen community of survivors and supporters of Komen’s mission. More information about the awardees and event


 What's Up

Kate Sommer

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
October 13 is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Learn more about Komen’s commitment to the metastatic breast cancer community here.

Dr. Lisa Newman

Behind the Science: Dr. Lisa Newman
Komen grantee Dr. Lisa Newman is searching for the cures for the most aggressive breast cancers. Follow her journey from Detroit to Ghana. 

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Komen Research Grants Around the World Maps
We are excited to announce the 2013 updates to the Komen Research Grants Around the World Maps! These maps are now available on

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Read how survivor Sonia Briseno faced breast cancer head-on with courage and determination, and meet Eric Brinker, often called Komen’s “longest-running volunteer.” 

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Put the fun in fundraising by hosting a Passionately Pink Halloween fundraiser. Ask friends to wear pink costumes & don’t forget the pink candy!

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On Monday, October, 7 at 5p ET, we are co-hosting a Twitter chat with the American Association for Cancer Research. We will discuss how disparities affect breast cancer screening, treatment and survival. Ask questions via the official hashtag #BCDisparities.

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Once again, WWE will support Susan G. Komen through the Rise Above Cancer campaign.  From September 30 – November 4, 2013,  WWE Superstars and Divas will wear 30 specially designed co-branded pink and black ring gear.

Susan G. Komen TVOctober Komen TV
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2013 is here! We’ll show you how far the movement has come in nearly 30 years. You don’t want to miss this expanded edition of Komen-TV!

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Walgreens is excited to support Komen again this October at more than 8,000 store locations with its in store donation program. More information about the Walgreens partnership can be found here!


Upcoming Events
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®

10/5 – Charlotte, NC, St. Petersburg, FL, Houston, TX, Lexington, KY, Lubbock, TXAlbany, NY

10/6 – Jackson, NJ, Orlando, FL, Omaha, NE, Reno, NV & Eugene, OR

10/12 – Columbia, MO, Birmingham, AL, Virginia Beach, VALouisville, KY & Wichita Falls, TX

10/13 – Albuquerque, NM & Phoenix, AZ

10/19 – Little Rock, AR, Thibodaux, LA, Macon, GA, Dallas, TX, Alexandria, LA, Daniel Island, SC, Jacksonville, FL, Texarkana, AR & Miami, FL

10/20 – Oklahoma City, OK, Honolulu, HI, Temecula, CAHunt Valley, MD & Kingsport, TN

10/26 – Fresno, CA, Brentwood, TN, Knoxville, TNHickory, NC, New Orleans, LA, Tupelo, MI, Collierville, TN & Des Moines, IA

Find a Race near you

Susan G. Komen 3-Day®

Oct 4-6 - Philadelphia

Oct 11-13 - Washington, D.C.

Oct 18-20 - Atlanta

Oct 25-27 - Tampa Bay

Find a 3-Day event

Supporting Our Cause

Our partners and sponsors are passionate about their involvement in our mission. Here are a few who are helping save lives and end breast cancer forever:

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Did You Know...

We have a Mammogram/Clinical Breast Exam Reminder toolComplete a simple form and you will receive a reminder to schedule your mammogram or clinical breast exam!

We now offer information about clinical trials specifically for young breast cancer survivors, including clinical trials for fertility preservation. 

One of our most popular educational materials is the Mammography card. Be sure to check it out for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Exercises such as yoga may help reduce fatigue in breast cancer survivors.  

Get Involved

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