August 2010



2010 Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for the Cure®

The 18th annual Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for the Cure® will be held on Sunday, October 3rd in Hunt Valley, Maryland. We're looking forward to another great Race! The Race website is open for registration and fundraising! Incentives and prizes are currently being offered to those who register and meet specific fundraising goals. For additional information on the incentive program, click here. Don't forget to register by September 15th to ensure you get your Race shirt for FREE!

Would YOUR business like to reach over 100,000 Marylanders?
Komen Maryland is seeking groups and businesses interested in learning more about
sponsorship opportunities for the 2010 Race for the Cure. Many deadlines are fast approaching! 

We welcome new and returning team captains! Please register for a
Team Captain meeting held at Wegmans in Hunt Valley to learn what’s new this year, network, and share best practices with other team captains on Wednesday, September 1st. The Team Captain Guide can be found here.

Volunteer on Race Day!
Our Race Volunteer Center is up and running. We need help with everything from pre-Race registration to Race Village set-up and more. There's something for everyone to do and we couldn't do it without you! Check it out here!

Seeking Race Day entertainers
If you are a performer, band, musician, dance team, cheerleading squad, juggler, or other kind of entertainer and would like to donate your talent at this year's Race, please contact the Entertainment Committee at

Welcome Brittanie Stuber to Komen Maryland!


Komen Maryland is pleased to welcome Brittanie Stuber to our team as the new Volunteer Coordinator!  A Boise, ID native, Brittanie has participated in several Race for the Cure® events and has devoted her time to numerous other causes, including the Rape Awareness and Assistance Program and the International Rescue Committee.  During a semester abroad at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, Brittanie also worked to prevent violence by researching and developing community programs.  She is an '08 graduate of Boise State University.  Welcome to the Komen Maryland team, Brittanie!

Those interested in learning more about the exciting volunteer opportunities through Komen Maryland should contact Brittanie at

Kim Wright Selected as Breast Cancer Advocate for Johns Hopkins

Kim Wright was recently selected as the breast cancer advocate for the Johns Hopkins Breast SPORE (specialized program of research excellence) as well as their TBCR (translational breast cancer research) consortium.  This is the first time either of these Hopkins programs will have an advocate acting on their behalf.

Congratualtions Kim and good luck with this endeavor!

Amanda Brannan Awarded Outstanding Youth Fundraiser Award

Thirteen year old Amanda Brannan, top team fundraiser for the 2009 Maryland Race for the Cure, has been awarded the Outstanding Youth Fundraiser Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Maryland Chapter.  Amanda was selected from a pool of participants who were judged based on their quality of leadership and organizational abilities, originality and creative thought of a fundraising project, and how the funds raised benefited a Maryland non-profit organization. 

To fundraise last year, Amanda hosted a Swim Fest event that raised $4,000.  She is continuing that event again this year and has also organized eat-out events to raise additional funds.

Congratulations Amanda and keep up the good work!

Promise Me by Nancy G. Brinker

Promise Me is the inspirational story of how a promise made to a dying sister ignited the global breast cancer movement. Nancy G. Brinker, Founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, shares the powerful story about her thirty-year-long mission to change the way the world thought of, spoke of, and treated breast cancer.

“More than 25 years ago, Nancy’s love for her cherished sister sparked a promise to fight breast cancer.  Today that promise has launched a global movement to end breast cancer, and Nancy is fulfilling her promise to women all around the world.  Promise Me is an inspiring tribute to a sister’s love and a must-read for all who know the pink ribbon.”
--Laura Bush, former first lady and author of Spoken from the Heart

Promise Me emotionally and elegantly chronicles how sisterly love changed the course of modern medicine by catalyzing women around the world to battle breast cancer.”
--Mehmet Oz M.D., Host, The Dr. Oz Show and Professor and Vice-Chair of Surgery, NYP/Columbia

Pre-order your copy today!

Clinical Trial Recruitment


Clinical trials have been responsible for many advances in breast cancer treatment. Komen Maryland  supports clinical trials through our CRAFT grants which encourage enrollment of women in breast cancer trials.
Dr. Ting Bao is studying to see if acupuncture helps reduce the joint and muscle discomfort caused by Aromatase Inhibitors (AIs). In 2007-2008, she was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from Komen National to begin this study.  Currently Dr. Bao is an
Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, where she continues her work on the study.  The study is open to postmenopausal women with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer if they are on AIs and are having joint/muscle discomfort.  The hope is to find an acupuncture treatment that will help women take their full course of AI treatment.  For more information, please contact study coordinator, Nancy Tait, at 410-328-3546.
In photo: (left to right) Amy Heinrich, Komen Maryland Board of Directors, Dr. Ting Bao and Dr. Edward Sausville

Request for Grant Applications (RFA) Now Available

Komen Maryland is currently offering funding for collaborative and innovative programs that reduce breast cancer mortality, especially among those who are disproportionately affected by the disease. Specific programs considered for funding in rank order will include:

    1. Outreach and screening support 
    2. Funding for screening and diagnostic services
    3. Clinical trial recruitment
    4. Provider Education (concerning CBE and screening recommendations)
    5. Treatment and support of patients and survivors

Read the complete RFA now! Applications are due to our online system by November, 15, 2010.

Komen Maryland also offers Grant Writing Workshops for those interested in learning more about our grants and the application process. See the schedule or register now!

For more information about our current grant programs and general grant information, please see our Grants section.


Calling All Story Tellers!

Komen wants to hear your compelling and motivational story regarding your connection with breast cancer! Select stories will be published on the Komen Maryland Web site. Submit your story today and inspire women around Maryland. Komen Maryland is also looking for a survivor who is an avid runner. Sound like you? Share your story and let us know!


Komen Maryland online store is open!

Shop now for your Komen Gear!
 Women's and men's shirts and outerwear, gifts, jewelry and watches and a Komen collection from New Balance are all available. Approximately 20 percent of your total purchase will support Komen Maryland.

Love Susan G. Komen merchandise?  Love deals?  Then keep an eye out for a merchandise coupon in the September Newsletter.  Can't wait till the newsletter comes out to get great Susan G. Komen merchandise at a discount?  Then check out the Komen Maryland online store beginning in September!

Check out all of our upcoming events






*We are always looking for volunteer professional photographers to photograph Komen Maryland events. If you are interested, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at

Wednesday, September 1st: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Komen Maryland Race for the Cure Team Captain Meeting, Wegmans in Hunt Valley.
Register now for the September Team Captain meeting whether it's your first time as a team captain or you've been a captain for years! Learn what's new at this year's Race for the Cure, network and share best practices with other captains. 

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