I recently accepted the challenge to raise funds to support the Komen Portland Race for the Cure® on September 20th, 2009 in the fight to save lives and end breast cancer forever.
The Oregon and SW Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has one clear goal - saving lives. They are committed to serving all 36 counties in Oregon as well as the three counties in SW Washington: Clark, Skamania, and Cowlitz. 75% of their funds provide the following services for local women:
*Education about breast cancer and early detection
*Information and support to breast cancer survivors and their families
*Mammograms for the uninsured or underinsured
*Transportation and treatment support for survivors
In addition, 25% of their revenue is combined with Komen Affiliates nationwide, making Komen for the Cure® the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world!
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® awarded over $100 million for breast cancer research grants in 2008, and Komen funding has touched every medical advancement related to breast cancer to date!
Together, we can save lives!