Susan G. Komen® Northeast Ohio

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2018 Race for the Cure Updates

25th Annual Cleveland Race for the Cure
Saturday, August 18th, 2018
Edgewater Park
6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway
Cleveland, OH 44102
6th Annual Akron Race for the Cure
Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Canal Park Stadium
300 S. Main Street
Akron, OH 44308 

Registration and fundraising for the 2018 Northeast Ohio Race for the Cure® series is now open! Click here to register for the 25th Anniversary Cleveland Race for the Cure® taking place on Saturday, August 18th at Edgewater Park. Click here to register for the Akron Race for the Cure® taking place on Saturday, October 13th at Canal Park Stadium. Registration costs $30.

The Race is our largest and most important fundraising event. We need your help to raise the necessary funds for life-saving screening, diagnostic, survivor support, and navigation services for low-income, at-risk individuals in Northeast Ohio. Registration fees help us get to the start line, but your fundraising dollars help us support local individuals and programs working to fight the disease. By registering AND fundraising for the Race, you can make a significant difference in the lives of men and women in Northeast Ohio.  

Stay tuned to,, or email for more details about Race day, volunteer opportunities, and team information.

Team Captain Info Session: May 15th, 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®. A team is a group of 10 or more individuals who want to Race and raise money for the cause. The Team Captain Info Session will be full of helpful information, including:

  • An overview of Komen Northeast Ohio's mission and where the dollars you raise at the Race go.
  • Insights and tips from top fundraising team captains.
  • An opportunity to network and ask questions of Komen staff and other Race team captains.
  • A breakdown of all the resources Komen Northeast Ohio has available for team captains, including a training manual, educational materials and giveaways, instructions for setting up a Fundraising Center, and much more!

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.

Mission Spotlight 

Komen Northeast Ohio 2018-2019 Grantees Announced

Every year, Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio takes the dollars raised through the Race for the Cure®, the annual Pinktacular gala, third-party events, and other fundraisers and invests those funds back into the local community. Thanks to our Community Profile - a needs assessment that identifies areas and populations most at-risk of developing and dying from breast cancer - Komen Northeast Ohio is the local expert when it comes to understanding how to combat breast cancer in our region. 

Organizations that receive grant funds from Komen Northeast Ohio must direct their services to those communities and individuals identified as most at-risk. Programs must use evidence-based practices, like patient navigation and mobile mammography, and culturally competent methods. Additionally, programs are held accountable to high standards and quality of care, linking individuals in-need with services outside the scope of healthcare, including transportation and child care assistance.

For the 2018-2019 grant year, Komen Northeast Ohio is investing close to $150,000 into two local organizations - The Center for Appalachia Research in Cancer Education (CARE) and MetroHealth Cancer Center. For more information on these programs, the grant application and review process, and the Community Profile, click here.

Save the Date - 2018 Survivor Symposium

Mark your calendars for the 14th annual Breast Cancer Survivor Symposium! The event will be held on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Independence. Planning is currently under way for this event, so stay tuned to Komen Northeast Ohio's website for more details!

Partner Spotlight

Rally for the Cure

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!

Since 1996, more than 35,000 volunteer Ambassadors have helped Komen and our nationwide Affiliates fund life-saving community breast cancer programs and research to find cures for breast cancer. These passionate, dedicated Ambassadors have also helped educate more than 2 million people about their breast health and breast cancer. Rally is helping advance Komen’s Bold Goal to reduce current breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026.

You choose a date and activity to Rally around. Invite your friends, family, and community to participate. Spread the word. It’s that simple!

Rally for the Cure no longer requires a $20 registration fee to participate. As a result, all funds donated at a Rally for the Cure are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law! Also, to improve efficiency, all event Ambassadors will be directed to the new website to register their event.

For more information or if you are interested in holding a Rally, visit or contact Leslie Hurrell at

Community & Partner Events

SmartWomen2018Logo.png Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio is proud to partner with Smart Business for their 2018 Smart Women Breakfast. The event will take place on April 26th, 2018 from 7:30am-10:30am at La Centre Conference & Banquet Facility in Westlake.

This event combines a live event and content — digital and print — to address today’s issues facing women in the workplace. At this event Smart Business will also recognize the achievements of leading businesswomen, inspiring male advocates and effective women’s programs during the Smart Women Awards. For more information on the event or to register to attend, please click here.

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 

Tickets are on sale now. Click here to purchase. 

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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

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?

Intravenous (IV) chemotherapy is usually covered under an insurance plan's medical benefit, whereas oral (by mouth) chemotherapy is usually covered under a plan's prescription drug benefit. Komen Northeast Ohio played an instrumental role in helping pass legislation in Ohio that required insurers to provide the same or better coverage for oral breast cancer medications as they do for IV medications. For more information Komen Northeast Ohio's advocacy initiatives, click here.

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

Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio®
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