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As the summer winds down and we get closer to breast cancer awareness month in October, a stream of fundraising and community events are beginning to pop up.

Now is a great time to start prepping and planning a fundraising event for the cause. 

Fundraising for Susan G. Komen has never been easier!

Through creating an impact project of your choice, such as starting a lemonade stand or workplace fundraiser, you can help us support life-saving breast cancer research, treatment, education and community health programs.

Starting a More than Pink™ Project is great for birthdays, weddings, workplaces, schools, or any individual or group looking to fundraise for Komen Northern & Central California.

We appreciate any efforts to help fundraise as we work to reach our bold goal of reducing the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.

Sincerely,

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Kelly Mac Millan, Executive Director
Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California

 

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For more information on starting a fundraiser or if you have any further questions, please contact Erin Chandler, Development Manager at (916) 231-3145 or email echandler@komenncsacramento.org.

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Homes 4 the Cure

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There is a New way to buy or sell a home in the Sacramento area

Recently, Lyon Real Estate Agent James Farrell sold his biggest property and donated $3,700 from the transaction to Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California.

As part of James' Homes 4 the Cure self-driven initiative, he donates 10% of his earnings to the local affiliate.

"Ten percent (10%) of my commissions received as a licensed real estate agent with Lyon Real Estate will be donated to Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California in the name of the homeowner or buyer I represent in any transaction that closes escrow."

The majority of James' business comes from word of mouth, so be sure to reach out or visit him online here, to learn more about available homes in the Homes 4 the Cure program.

We applaud and appreciate James' tremendous efforts to help find a cure.

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Solutions for Women with Thinning & Hair Loss Sistahs SAVING Sistahs Breast Cancer Education Forum

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Capsity
2572 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95818

Let's talk about it! Ongoing breast cancer awareness, valuable resources, and sharing healthy lifestyle choices. Refreshments will be served.

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Team Captain Extravaganza

Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 1 pm - 2 pm

Bitwise Industries
700 Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA 93721

Team captains and co-captains are invited to attend our NEW Team Captain Extravaganza on Saturday, August 26th at Bitwise Industries, Fresno!

Join us for more information on how to register your team, recruit members and learn about the fundraising challenges & great prizes we have in store this year for the 2017 Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure on October 1st!

Snacks, goodie bag(s) and raffle prizes guaranteed to make for a fun-filled afternoon!

Free parking is available in the lot directly North of Bitwise & accessible via the alleyway behind Bitwise off Mono Street.

This event is free for all Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure team captains and co-captains.

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Race for the Cure Volunteer Training

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California Sacramento Office
2880 Sunrise Blvd, Suite 215, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Do you want to make a difference in our community? Be a Komen Volunteer and help make our May 12, 2018 Komen Sacramento Valley Race for the Cure the best yet!

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Sax on the River

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

McConnell Estates Winery
10686 W Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95757

Sax on the River presents A Smooth Jazz “Concert for the Cure” benefitting Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California.

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2017 Central Valley Race for the Cure

Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 6:30 a.m.

Chukchansi Park
1800 Tulare St, Fresno, CA 93721

Register and fundraise to help reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.

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Women of Color on the Move Breast Health Screening Event

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mack Road Valley Hi Community Center
7833 Center Pkwy, Sacramento, CA 95823

This is a community event led by Circle of Promise community Partner Sonia Askew in conjunction with her work at the Mack Road Community Center through the “Women of Color on the Move” organization.

The goal is to provide access to no cost mammograms for women who reside in the Mack Road and Center Parkway area.

Call (800) 341-6822 to schedule an appointment!

Women who have health insurance, Medicare or MediCal are asked to please bring their health card. With these programs for women age 40 or over, there is no deductible, no copayment, and therefore no cost to you. Kaiser members are not included at this time. For women who do not have insurance, they are likely able to qualify for a free mammogram through the Every Woman Counts (EWC) Program, or other program(s) that provide free mammograms. We will provide enrollment for EWC on site. Call 800-341-6822 for questions about options for women under age 40. 

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Fresno Paint Nite

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Recently a Paint Nite was hosted to raise funds for the 2017 Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure in Fresno, and $750 was raised for the cause from this special event!

 

Circle of Promise Breast Cancer Education Forum

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On July 28th, we made connections, shared breast cancer resources, and discussed healthy lifestyle choices at a Sistahs SAVING Sistahs Breast Cancer Education Forum in Sacramento.

 

Free Mammograms Provided in Oakland

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On August 12 the Susan G. Komen Circle of Promise Initiative partnered with LifeLong Medical Care and Life Saving Images at Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland to provide free mammogram screenings.

22 women were screened, two women above the event goal of 20, with six women having suspicious findings. Nine of the women who participated had never been screened, with all being above the age of forty.

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1st Team Challenge - Central Valley Race for the Cure

NEW this year are weekly Team Challenges with rewards!

Help us kick off the Team Captain Extravaganza scheduled for Saturday, August 26th at 1 pm at BitWise Industries, Downtown Fresno, by taking the 1st Team challenge.

1st Team challenge: The first team to register 15 team members online between August 17th and August 23rd at 11:59 pm, will win 20 group tickets to their choice of 1 of 4 final Grizzlies' home games against the Tacoma Rainiers at Chukchansi Park, Downtown Fresno.

Schedule of the last 4 games is available here.

Remember, your participation funds life-saving breast cancer education, screening, support and patient navigation services while also funding cutting-edge breast cancer research. Good luck!

 

souza-group.pngSouza Group Team Sponsor Contest

Since 2010, the Souza Group has supported the Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure and sponsored many teams!

This year the Souza Group will be giving away $700 to Komen for team entries (up to 20 entries @ $35 each goes to Komen) plus customized team t-shirts with the Souza Group logo on the back for each member of the team

To apply follow these instructions:

  1. In 500 words or less, answer this question: "Why should the Souza Group sponsor your team?"
  2. Email your entry to bryansouza@gmail.com.
  3. Bryan will confirm your entry by replying to your email.
  4. The winning team will be announced in the Souza Group newsletter and on their Facebook page here.
  5. Deadline to apply is Friday, September 8th at 5 pm.

Together, let's help our community!

 

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