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May 2019

In this issue:

From the President's Desk 
Welcome New Board Members
Survivor Spotlight
Sponsor Spotlight
Volunteer Spotlight
Pink UnTied 2019
Upcoming Events
Race for the Cure Dates
Komen Kentucky Partnerships

Your Support is Appreciated!

Amy Pehlke, Bd Pres

Happy Derby! As the new Susan G. Komen Kentucky Board President, I want to thank you for supporting our organization. We appreciate your efforts to help in our fight against breast cancer.

Komen Kentucky had a busy spring. Last month was National Minority Health Month, and we featured the "Know Your Girls" video on Facebook and encouraged women to start discussions about breast health with their family and friends. Increasing awareness and addressing health disparities are some of the best ways Komen can reach its Bold Goal of reducing breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% by 2026.

On March 8th, we hosted our 15th annual Pink UnTied and thanks to many generous sponsors, volunteers, auctidonors and guests, we raised almost $150,000 to fund breast cancer research and local treatment programs and services.

Our grant board approved the 2019/20 grantees: congratulations to St. Joseph Hospital Lexington, UofL/James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Flaget Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph Berea, King's Daughter Medical Center and University of Louisville Hospital.

In closing, I would also like to thank our amazing board members for their contributions of time, talent, and treasure, and introduce our newest board members: Jennifer Adams; Dennis Doherty, MD; Brent Eisele, JD; Alexa Hix; Ashley Lankford, MD; and Haley Cadima. We are excited to have them on the leadership team. 

I'm looking forward to a great year and hope you'll continue to be involved!

Best regards,

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Amy Pehlke
Board President

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Welcome New Board Members

Jennifer Adams

Jennifer Adams

Dennis Doherty

     Dennis Doherty MD      

Brent Eisele

Brent Eisele

Alexa Hix

Alexa Hix

Ashley Lankford

Ashley Lankford  MD

Haley Roberts

Haley Cadima

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Survivor Spotlight

Stephanie Good

Stephanie GoodStephanie Good of Louisville was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in January 2017. After a double mastectomy in July and chemotheraphy, Stephanie was motivated to participate in her first Race for the Cure in October of that year. Read how else she's gotten involved with Komen Kentucky here.

Women like Stephanie are the inspiration for what we do at Komen Kentucky and why we work hard to fund research and share information about breast cancer and treatment options, among other things. If you are willing to share your Survivor story to provide hope and encouragement to others, please contact us

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Sponsor Spotlight

Kroger

Kroger Check PresentationKroger recently presented SGKK with a check for $45,260.00. We greatly appreciate the continued support and generosity from Kroger and its customers.

Kroger Plus customers - please remember to designate SGKK as the beneficiary for your Community Rewards program. For Lexington and eastern KY, use Susan G. Komen Lexington (#64714) and in Louisville, S. IN. and western KY, use Susan G. Komen Louisville (#11657).

Kroger truly understands that healthy eating helps to reduce one's risks of getting cancer, so they have recently launched their OptUP app that makes "better-for-you shopping" simple. With easy-to-understand nutrition scoring and healthier recommendations based on what you tend to buy, it’s easier than ever to track your nutritional progress. Check it out today!

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Volunteer Spotlight

April 7-13 was Volunteer Appreciation Week. SGK was founded and operated by volunteers for many years. We understand the important roles these individuals play and its impact on our success. Hats off to the many people who support SGKK throughout the year with their time and service. We are genuinely grateful for all you do as we work to reach our vision of "a world without breast cancer."  THANK YOU!

Emmanuel Bryant and Wade GreegorTwo individuals who have continuously shown their commitment to Komen KY over the years are our two pink-haired friends: Emmanuel Bryant (left) and Wade Greegor, also known as "The Pink Crusader." For all the boxes they've carried, hours they've volunteered, pictures they've had taken, people they've recruited, smiles they've brought, and money they've donated, we love that they have made Komen Kentucky one of their charities of choice!

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Pink UnTied 2019

Pink UnTied 2019The Louisville Pink UnTied was held at the Omni Louisville Hotel on March 8th. The evening was a great success, thanks to many generous sponsors, donors, volunteers, and attendees. Check out the photo gallery to see a recap of the event that should become part of your social calendar next year. 

Thank you to the following companies and individuals who supported the evening:

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Upcoming Events


 

Lexington LegendsMay 18, 6:35pm - Lexington Legends Pink Out the Park with Breast Cancer Awareness Night and a Fireworks Show. Think pink & support the fight against breast cancer. Players will wear pink jerseys to be auctioned off during the game. Proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen Kentucky, Kentucky CancerLink and Yes, Mamm! To purchase tickets or for more information, please call (859) 422-7847. | Presented By LBX 

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Race for the Cure Dates & Why You Should Run a 5K

Race for the CureIf you've been thinking about getting into shape, training for a 5K is a great way to do it. Research shows that exercise and eating right can reduce your risk of breast cancer and other health problems. For more reasons why running is beneficial (and how to begin a training program), check out this informative article on verywellfit.com.  We especially love #5 (support a good cause), which brings us to the Race for the Cure.

Mark your calendar for our upcoming Races:

Parade of PinkLouisville's will be held Saturday, October 12th at the Louisville Water Tower and Lexington's Race for the Cure will return to downtown Lexington on Saturday, October 5th. Stay tuned for more information about these events.

Now is a great time to begin training, organizing your team, and start brainstorming your fundraising ideas. It is also the perfect time to consider becoming a sponsor or joining the planning committee! If you are interested in learning more about the events, please contact the office

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Komen Kentucky Partnerships

nanz & kraft logoNanz & Kraft - Beautiful flowers are popping up in yards and fields across the state, but if you'd like some on your doorstep (or on a loved one's), consider ordering your arrangements from Nanz & Kraft. When you order/purchase them (online or in their stores), be sure to mention their Helping Hands program and Susan G. Komen Kentucky. They will donate $2 per order. With Mother's Day, Derby, prom, and graduation seasons quickly approaching, your support can make a difference! 

WindowPlusWindows Plus - Spring is a great time to change out your drafty windows. If you are considering getting new windows or doors, consider Windows Plus of Kentucky. They are a locally-owned company that serves Louisville and the surrounding areas and provides "the very best in quality replacement windows and doors with unsurpassed craftsmanship in every job installed." For more information, call them at (502) 494-0120 and tell them that Komen sent you.

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