Komen Maryland December Newsletter

January 2010

Happy New Year from Komen Maryland!

A new year... a new decade ... a new chance to reaffirm our promise to end breast cancer forever.  Thanks to you, our 2009 Race for the Cure® raised just over $3 million!  Seventy-five percent of this money will fund local programs that help Maryland women and families affected by breast cancer.  The remaining 25% funds national breast cancer research, often occurring at Maryland institutions.

In addition, we had tremendous support for the Race from our business community: $1.7 million in-kind media support and another $600,000 in-kind support from local businesses.  Komen Maryland truly appreciates the community support and we look forward to working with you in 2010!  The 18th Annual Race will be on Sunday, October 3, 2010 in Hunt Valley. 

Send a Valentine that makes a difference

Roses are red... violets are blue... we're committed to fighting breast cancer...so are you!  

This Valentine's Day, show someone you care by sending a "Komen-tine", an unique e-card from Komen Maryland. 

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

Last Chance for the Komen College Scholarship Program

The deadline for the Komen College Scholarship Program is Monday, February 15, 2010. In 2001, Komen for the Cure established the college scholarship program to help students who would find attending college to be a significant financial burden due to the loss of a parent or guardian to breast cancer or their own breast cancer diagnosis at age 25 or younger. The award is a generous scholarship of $10,000 a year for up to four years to attend a state university in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree.

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”. Groundbreaking new research points to physiological differences in breast tumors that play a significant role in diagnosis and prognosis, particularly in women of color. 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.  

Save the Date: 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!

Join us to:
- learn how breast cancer impacts you and those in your community
- learn when and where to get a mammogram and how to reduce your risk
- connect with valuable community resources
- celebrate sisterhood and survivorship

Registration will begin in February.

The P.I.N.K Primer

The P.I.N.K. Primer: For Partners In Need of Koaching, was written by Bob Musser, the husband of Komen Maryland Board member Ann Musser.  It is based on their family's experience with breast cancer and is a quick and easy guide for partners supporting a loved one through the various stages of breast cancer, from diagnosis to treatment and recovery. 

Check out all of our upcoming events






June 5-7, 2010

Ride Across Maryland
The 10th Annual Dick Gelfman's Ride Across Maryland will be a 3-day/2-night event that offers motorcyclists (and is also open to cars, trucks, 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.

October 3, 2010
18th Annual Komen Maryland Race for the Cure
The Race website will launch soon - stay tuned!

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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