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Northeast Ohio Race for the Cure®

25th Annual Cleveland
Race for the Cure
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Edgewater Park

Register

6th Annual Akron
Race for the Cure
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Canal Park Stadium

Register

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 tee, along 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!

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Team 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 cumulative.


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.

Affiliate News

Komen Northeast Ohio Elects New Board President

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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 lhurrell@komenneohio.org to reserve your spot today!

Mission Spotlight 

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 your family health history. We encourage you to explore this new internet-based tool, gather your own family health history, and share it with others!

Partner Spotlight

Breezewood Garden & Gifts

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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!”

Click here to view upcoming events at Breezewood!

Community & Partner Events

Lake Erie Crushers

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 lhurrell@komenneohio.org

Tickets are on sale now. Click here to purchase. 


Rally for the Cure

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 lhurrell@komenneohio.org.


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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!

You can find the exclusive store by visiting http://www.newbalanceteam.com/komen

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

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Don't Put It Off

University 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.   

Walk In

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 screening locations. 

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 for me?

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.

To obtain more information or schedule an appointment, call 877-931-3697 

FAST MRI is only available at:

UH Cleveland 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

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
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