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Northeast Ohio Race for the Cure®

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

Register

8th Annual Akron
Race for the Cure
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Canal Park Stadium

Register

We are almost 40 days away from the Cleveland Race for the Cure at Edgewater Park! If you have not registered yet, head over to ClevelandRacefortheCure.com and get signed up.

We have so many great giveaways this year for our top fundraisers, including two American Airlines certificates which may be redeemed for 25,000 AAdvantage Miles. These miles can be used toward flights, hotel stays, vacation packages, and much more.

Those individuals who raise a minimum of $250 for either the Cleveland or Akron Race for the Cure© will receive a limited edition Team 250 tech tee, along with your name listed on the Komen Northeast Ohio website! Team 250 members will also receive a VIP wristband to enter the VIP area on Race day, which includes free food and other goodies.

Lastly, the top three fundraising teams in each category (corporate/company, friends/family, and school/university) will also be awarded entry into the Team Tailgate area, where each team and their members can congregate, decorate their space, and celebrate for the duration of Race day.

Find out more information on all of our reward incentives here and click here to download our FREE Team Resource Guide!


Cleveland Packet Pick Up Dates Set

If you did not opt in to the $5 Race packet shipping, you can pick up your packet prior to Race day at one of these three sites.

Wednesday, August 15
11am-7pm
Legacy Village
Thursday, August 16
11am-7pm
Great Northern Mall
Friday, August 17
12pm-4pm
Edgewater Park

Please click here for more details and information.

Accommodations can be made for team captains/members to pick up packets for their entire team at these in-person packet pick up sites. Please contact race@komenneohio.org at least one week prior to the packet pick up date so those items can be ready for pick up. 

Affiliate News & Events

Pink Tie Guy 2018 Honorees Announced

A Pink Tie Guy is a member of an elite group of executives banding together to fight breast cancer. We will honor and recognize this distinguished group at our annual Pink Tie Guy event on Monday, September 24 from 6pm-8pm at The Vault in The Metropolitan at The 9 in the heart of downtown Cleveland.

You can become a member of this prestigious group by registering online. This event is graciously sponsored by The 9, Geis Companies, and Key Private Banking. 

Komen Northeast Ohio is proud of its 25 year heritage and has granted $15 million to organizations that assist women, men, and families who are dealing with breast cancer issues.  The grantees provide screening, diagnostic, navigation, and daily-living support to the 22 counties that comprise our region.  In the past five years, we have helped almost 50,000 individuals. 

We are proud to announce the Pink Tie Guys 2018 Honorees


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Marc S. Byrnes
Chairman, Oswald Companies

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Fred Geis, SIOR
Owner, Geis Companies

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Alex Johnson, Ph.D.
President, Tri-C


Save the Date - 13th Annual Breast Cancer Survivor Symposium

The Breast Cancer Survivor Symposium is back and better than ever! This conference is designed for any person who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, from those 2 days into treatment to those 20 years out of treatment. Join us for a day of learning, networking, and local resources. More details to come!

Saturday, October 20th
9:00am-3:00pm
DoubleTree Hotel Independence

Mission Spotlight 

Exciting News About Metastatic Trial Search and Metastatic Trial Talk from breastcancertrials.org

On June 27, Breast Cancer Trials (BCT) launched an upgraded version of Metastatic Trial Search (MTS) along with Metastatic Trial Talk (MTT), a new companion application that provides patients with carefully selected news and features about metastatic breast cancer research, published monthly. The new version of MTS features a more personalized trial matching experience showcasing improved search and filtering options. MTS and MTT will combine access to and awareness of clinical trials in one convenient place. Click here to access the Metastatic Trial Search tool to find a clinical trial.

Community Spotlight

The Lake Erie Crushers, Equity Trust, and Ganley Automotive Crushed It at the Annual Pack the Park Pink Night to Benefit Komen Northeast Ohio!

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The Lake Erie Crushers, Equity Trust, and Ganley Automotive joined forces this season to help raise awareness and funds for Komen NEO! This year’s Pack the Park Pink Night was  Friday, June 15, and was bigger and better than ever. All three sponsors from this night went above and beyond anything we could have hoped for.

The Lake Erie Crushers donated $1 from every ticket sold back to Komen, as well as putting together a 50/50 raffle, jersey auction, survivor pre-game parade, honorary first pitches, and decking the park out in pink!

Survivors were encouraged to wear pink, and Sprenger Stadium really felt like it was a true Pink Out. Ganley generously donated one-of-a-kind Pink jerseys that were  auctioned off.

Equity Trust joined our Pack the Park Pink game for the first time this year and blew us all away with their dedication and passion for the cause. Their staff created an incredible raffle that raised $20,000. Equity presented Komen NEO with a check the night of the game!

The Pack the Park Pink Night keeps getting bigger and bigger, and this year the total amount raised was above $23,000! It truly is inspiring that these local companies, organizations, and fans come together to help the women of Northeast Ohio. Komen thanks you all!

Community & Partner Events

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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Thank you to our National Apparel and Footwear Sponsor New Balance for “Putting their Feet in the Fight” to end breast cancer. Gear up with the Lace Up for the Cure® Collection and 5% of your purchase benefits Susan G. Komen. Click here to access all the awesome gear!

Did You Know?

Breastfeeding lowers the risk of breast cancer, especially in premenopausal women. It may be especially good at lowering the risk of estrogen receptor-negative (including triple negative) breast cancer. Click here to learn more.

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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