March 2010








Komen Maryland congratulates 2009 sponsor and volunteer award winners

The Komen Maryland annual volunteer recognition event was held last week. During the celebration, the following sponsors and volunteers were recognized for their service:

The Promise of One Award
Toni Brafa-Fooksman
Dr. Susan (Sam) Forlifer

The Pink Ribbon Award
Fidelity Engineering

The Founders Award
Elaine Bonneau

The Survivor Award
Terri Buser

The Maryland Affiliate Award
Joe McGraw (pictured at left with Komen Maryland Executive Director Robin Prothro and Board Member Neil Christ.) 

Please click here for more information about our award winners and to view photos from the event. 

If you are interested in volunteering with Komen Maryland, please visit the Volunteer Center on our website.  

We're Number One!

Susan G. Komen for the Cure ranked number one as the most valued non-profit brand and the charity people are most likely to donate money to. Additionally, Komen for the Cure ranked second on the 2010 list of the nation’s most trusted charities. These were the results of an annual brand survey of 1,151 organizations by Harris Interactive, one of the world’s leading global marketing firms.  For more information click here. 

2010 Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for the Cure® registration website now open

The 18th Annual Komen Maryland Race for the Cure
 will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2010 in Hunt Valley, Maryland. We're looking forward to another great Race! The Race website is now open for registration and fundraising to begin!

Team Captains

We welcome new and returning team captains! Please click here to register for a Team Captain meeting to learn  what’s new this year, network, and share best practices with other team captains. The Team Captain Guide will be posted on our website soon.  Stay tuned! 

Would YOUR business like to reach 40,000 Marylanders?

Komen Maryland is seeking groups and businesses interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities for the 2010 Race for the Cure. Contact Komen Maryland at (410) 938-8990, email, or visit our website to learn more. 

Job and Internship opportunities

Komen Maryland is excited to announce two new job opportunities! 

We are currently accepting resumes for a full-time Development Coordinator in our Towson office.  We are also accepting resumes for a part-time Field Program Coordinator, to be based in the mid-Shore area to expand our presence on the Eastern Shore.  Please click here for more information about both opportunities or send your resume and cover letter by Friday, March 26, 2010 to No phone calls please. 

We are also always looking for great interns!  An internship with Komen Maryland is a chance to gain knowledge and skills in non-profit marketing, work for a nationally recognized organization, network and make a difference. For available positions and application instructions, check out our Intern Opportunities.  Contact to apply or for more information.

Grants and Education

Komen Maryland Affiliate invests over $2 million in community programs!

Grants for Fiscal Year April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011 were awarded to 26 local non-profit organizations offering breast health outreach and breast cancer screening and support programs across the state. Additional funds are earmarked for local and national breast cancer research for a total of over $2 million.  Komen-funded research has touched every major breast cancer advance of the past 25 years. Click here to review the full list of grant partners for 2010-2011. 

Save the date: University of Maryland School of Nursing Komen Distinguished Lecturer

On Tuesday, March 23, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, Otis Webb Brawley, M.D. will present “New Evidence on the Role of Race and Ethnicity in Breast Cancer”. This lecture will explore all aspects of the etiology, treatment, and survival rates of breast cancer in relation to socioeconomic, genetic, and racial contributors to disparities. Dr. Brawley is the chief medical and scientific officer and executive vice president at the American Cancer Society.  Register online for this free event by clicking here.  

Register now: Komen Maryland Annual Educational Symposium, "Choose Your Path to Breast Health"

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, April 17, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and join us at a new venue, the beautiful Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University.  The keynote speaker is Sandra Chandler, daughter of “Baltimore’s Mother Teresa,” Bea Gaddy.  She will share the story of her mother’s breast cancer and the powerful message of prevention and early detection.

Special thanks to our sponsors ABC2, WMAR-TV and the Afro-American Newspaper for supporting the event.

Register here today!

Pink Bag Lunches are back for 2010!

Spend your lunch hour with Komen Maryland! We offer a “Pink Bag Lunch program” with a 30 minute presentation and subsequent question and answer session.  To learn more, visit our website.

Check out all of our upcoming events











Sunday, March 21, 2010
Baltimore Mariners' Breast Cancer Awareness Night
Come out and see the Baltimore Mariners take on the Fayetteville Guard during the Mariners' annual women's breast cancer awareness night featuring Komen Maryland at First Mariner's Arena in downtown Baltimore. For every $10-plus ticket sold, $1 will be donated to Komen Maryland.

Saturday - Monday, June 5-7, 2010
Ride Across Maryland
The 10th Annual Dick Gelfman's Ride Across Maryland is a 3-day/2-night event that offers motorcyclists (and is also open to cars, trucks, and vans) multiple locations to depart from before heading across the state to Ocean City, Maryland. During the past nine years, the non-profit Ride Across Maryland Foundation has donated over $1.7 million to Komen Maryland.

Monday, September 20, 2010
Play 18 for a Cure Golf Tournament
The Anne Arundel Women's Golf Organization is hosting the "Play 18 for a Cure" tournament to benefit Komen Maryland.

Sunday, October 3, 2010
18th Annual Komen Maryland Race for the Cure
Join us in Hunt Valley for another great Race!

Rally for the Cure®
Rally for the Cure is a grassroots program that works to spread awareness about breast health and breast cancer in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Volunteer event "Ambassadors" host and plan tennis and golf (or another activity) events locally. Rally provides all the materials to support the event including event decorations, a prize, participant goody bags and other breast cancer awareness items.  Click here to learn more.

Planning a party? Go Passionately Pink!
Include a breast health message in your next party! Go Passionately Pink for the Cure® and turn your passion into action. With your help, we can move closer to a world without breast cancer. Go pink to fight breast cancer! You will receive a party-planning kit including educational materials and a Passionately Pink pin.

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