25th Annual Cleveland Race for the Cure Saturday, August 18, 2018 Edgewater Park
6th Annual Akron Race for the Cure Saturday, October 13, 2018 Canal Park Stadium
Team 250 Design Is Here!
Individuals who register for a Northeast Ohio Race for the Cure® event and raise a minimum of $250 will gain entry into Team 250. Team 250 members receive a limited edition Team 250 long-sleeved tech
with your name listed on the Komen Northeast Ohio website. We are
pleased to announce the t-shirt design for the 2018 Race series designed
by our friends at Triad Advertising & Marketing!
250 t-shirt incentives are calculated based on the total fundraising dollars
you have collected. Incentives will be mailed after the close of our Race
fundraising season, and you can expect to receive your prize within one month
of the close of Race fundraising on November 13, 2018. Prizes are not
Team Captain Info Session: May 15, 2018
Komen Northeast Ohio will host a FREE info session on Tuesday, May 15th from 6pm-7:30pm at the Komen Northeast Ohio office for anyone who has formed or who is interested in forming a team for the 2018 Cleveland or Akron Race for the Cure®.The Team Captain Info Session will be full of helpful information, resources, and giveaways! The Info Session includes free food, free parking, and raffle prizes. Seating is limited, so click here to RSVP. Registration closes on Friday, May 11th.
Cleveland Race Volunteer Open House: May 22, 2018
Are you interested in giving back to your community? Want to help breast
cancer patients in Northeast Ohio? Wondering what we are planning for the 25th
Anniversary Cleveland Race for the Cure®? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we hope you can join Komen
Northeast Ohio at our FREE Race Volunteer Open House on Tuesday, May 22nd from
6pm-7:30pm at the Komen Northeast Ohio office!
The Volunteer Open House includes info on the different Race committees you can join and an opportunity to network with other volunteers and Komen staff. The Race Volunteer Open House includes free
food, free parking, and raffle prizes. Seating is limited, so click here to
RSVP. Registration closes on Friday, May 18th.
Komen Northeast Ohio Elects New Board President
The Board of Directors of Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio has
elected Scott Sargent as President of the Board. Scott will serve as President from 2018 to 2020. Scott has been involved with Komen Northeast
Ohio since 2013 as a member of the Finance Committee and then served as Chair
of the Associate Council from 2014-2017.
Scott joined the Board of Directors in 2016 where he served as Board
Governance Chair and Board Secretary. Scott is currently the Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager for Huntington Bank in Cleveland
and is a tireless advocate and supporter of the Northeast Ohio Affiliate. He is also the man behind Waiting for Next Year, a blog on Cleveland sports that gets picked up by major news outlets across the country. Click here to read more.
Cleveland Survivor & Metathriver Portrait Party
Come meet and mingle with fellow breast cancer survivors and metathrivers
while photographer Michael Lichterman from Clifford Norton Studio creates a
fabulous portrait of you! This year’s Survivor & Metathriver Portrait Party will occur on Monday,
June 25th from 4pm-7pm at Azure at the Metropolitan at the 9. Valet
will be available at a reduced rate.
Portraits will be featured on the “Faces of Breast Cancer” banner at the Akron and Cleveland Race for the Cure. Reservations must be made prior to the event and spots are limited. Please contact Leslie Hurrell at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot today!
New Family Health History Tool
Knowing your family health
history is important because it can help you learn about your risk of
developing breast cancer. This information can then be used as you talk with
your doctor about your breast health. Komen has adapted the Surgeon General's
"My Family Health Portrait" tool to make it easier to gather and
organize yourfamily health history. We encourage you to explore this
new internet-based tool, gather your own family
health history, and share it with others!
Breezewood Garden & Gifts
A truly unique garden center, Breezewood
Gardens & Gifts is a destination for fun and creativity. Family
owned and operated in Chagrin Falls since 1976, they want to help you
enjoy life to the fullest.
Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio is proud to
partner with Breezewood Gardens & Gifts, our exclusive provider for
all of our floral needs. You can see Breezewood’s beautiful creations
adorning the main stages at both the Cleveland & Akron Race for the
Cure®, on tables at Pinktacular and Pink Tie Guy events, and in
centerpieces at our survivor and metastatic conferences.
“Susan G. Komen of Northeast Ohio means so
much to Breezewood, our staff, and many of our customers who have all
become family to us. Breast cancer has affected many people close to us
as we have a few survivors that are a part of the Breezewood staff and
we also have staff members with family members who are survivors. We hope that the
awareness that our partnership brings to the community will allow more
people to learn about the resources Komen of Northeast
Ohio offers. While we have been working together for
many years through local volunteers and Race for the Cure, we are so
excited to make it an official partnership!”
Pack the Park Pink Night with the Lake Erie Crushers!
Komen Northeast Ohio is partnering with the Lake Erie Crushers for a Breast Cancer Awareness game on Friday, June 15th at 7:05 pm! $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Komen NEO.
There will be a pre game ceremony for
survivors and their families, along with in game contests, raffles, auctions,
and more! Don’t miss this fun family night to celebrate the women of Northeast
Ohio. For more information, please contact Leslie Hurrell at email@example.com.
Rally for the Cure is a
grassroots program using golf, tennis, and other social programs that has raised more
than $80 million for Komen-funded breast cancer research grants and local breast
cancer community programs nationwide. As of 2017, management of the Rally program
operates from Susan G. Komen®’s national headquarters, located in Dallas, TX. In 2017, Northeast Ohio Rally for the Cure
events raised over $24,000!
You choose a date and activity to Rally around. Invite your
friends, family, and community to participate. Spread the word. It’s that
simple! If you are interested in holding a Rally or for more information, visit rallyforthecure.com or
contact Leslie Hurrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Balance has developed an
easy method to extend a significant discount to you, your friends, our volunteers, and our community. They have created a special NB/Komen shop!
Anyone with this link will be able to purchase items on the NB/Komen store and receive a 40% discount! You MUST use the link above to access the 40% discount.
This store and the discount will be
live until May 31st.
Did You Know?
A woman who has a first-degree female relative with breast cancer has almost twice the risk of developing breast cancer than women without this family history. This Mother's Day talk to your mom and find out about your family health history!
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
Don't Put It Off
Hospitals reminds you that Breast cancer doesn’t occur only during
October. If you haven’t had your annual
mammogram, UH makes it convenient to schedule one at one of our 28 screening locations
throughout NE Ohio. Too busy to schedule
an appointment? No worries, we have you
covered by offering two
programs to meet the needs of even the busiest individual.
Now you can
walk in and have your screening mammogram at any time of the day with little or
no wait. We offer this option at all 28
30 Minute Results
Worried about your screening
mammogram results? The wait is over. Now
you can get your screening results in just 30 minutes after completion of your screening mammogram.
And, if your mammogram reveals an area of concern, you can choose to have a
full work up at your earliest convenience. The work up includes additional
imaging tests and you are given the results that day. If a surgical biopsy is
recommended, we will schedule your consultation with one of our world class
specialized breast providers before leaving the office.
To schedule your mammogram, call 1-866-643-2554
Does a Fast Breast MRI make sense
The “Fast Breast MRI” is a 10-minute,
self-pay examination that scientific studies have shown to be effective in
finding invasive breast cancers. It is ideal for women with dense breast tissue
who desire additional breast cancer screening but do not meet the criteria to
qualify for a conventional breast MRI study based on their lifetime risk for
breast cancer. The conventional breast MRI study (45 minutes) is intended for
women with a higher risk for developing breast cancer, such as BRCA1/2 genetic
mutations, etc. The Fast Breast MRI does not detect the spectrum of diseases
that can be detected by the conventional breast MRI exam. As with any screening
exam, additional non-cancerous lesions may also be detected that may require
biopsy or additional follow-up.
What to Expect
The Fast Breast MRI requires an injection
of contrast that is given through an IV. The study will be interpreted by a
specially trained breast radiologist and the results will be sent to your
doctor. You will need a doctor’s order for this exam. There is no radiation
associated with this study.
Who Should Get this Procedure?
The Fast Breast MRI is a low cost, self-pay
supplemental study for women with dense breast tissue who want a screening that
is more sensitive to breast cancer than mammography. The Fast Breast MRI may
detect cancers not visible on a mammogram but is not intended to replace
mammography. Routine screening mammograms are still recommended.
more information or schedule an appointment, call 877-931-3697
FAST MRI is only available at:
Medical Center, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 UH Ahuja Medical Center, 3999
Richmond Road, Beachwood OH, 44122 UH Geauga Medical Center, 13207
Ravenna Road, Chardon, OH 44024 UH Portage Medical Center, 6847 N
Chestnut Street, Ravenna, OH 44266 UH St. John Medical Center, 29000
Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH 44145 UH Avon Health Center, 1997
Healthway Drive, Avon, OH 44011 UH Westlake Health Center, 960
Clague Road, Westlake, OH 44145
Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio
5350 Transportation Boulevard, Suite 22
Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125