Komen Maryland December Newsletter

February 2010

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 so please take a look to register and start fundraising today!

Team Captains

We welcome new and returning team captains!  Stay tuned for details about upcoming Team Captain meetings where you can learn what’s new this year, network, and share best practices with other team captains.

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. Those interested in learning more should contact Komen Maryland at (410) 938-8990, email lkoors@komenmd.org or visit our website.

Red Cross Wall of Hope
American Red Cross

Last October through December 31, 2009, the American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake and Potomac (GC&P) Blood Services Region raised money for Komen Maryland by making a donation on behalf of all blood donors in lieu of a t-shirt or other giveaway item.  The campaign raised $30,000 and received positive feedback from participants, who were invited to write messages on a "Wall of Hope".  Here are a few of those messages:

Dear Strong Beautiful Woman – Though we may not have met, please accept my gift in honor of all the women who have cared for me and enriched my life. Love and best wishes!

I write in honor of my beautiful wife, Debra, a breast cancer survivor of 25 years. She is my inspiration and the love of my life. She also provides hope to all touched by breast cancer. You too can be a survivor. Never give up. Live each day to the fullest.

Internship opportunities

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 lkoors@komenmd.org to apply or for more information.

Grants and Education

Komen Maryland testifies in Annapolis

Komen Maryland's Rebecca McCoy and Board President Dr. Stacey Keen testified earlier this month in Annapolis and advocated to ensure women have access to the tests and screenings they need.  Komen Maryland will continue to advocate for increased funding for breast cancer research and for greater access to screening and treatment.  Pictured at left are Dr. Keen and Delegate Frank Conaway, Jr. from Baltimore City. 

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 our new venue, the beautiful Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University.  The keynote speaker is Sandra E. 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!

Check out all of our upcoming events





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.

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.

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

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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