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No matter what is happening in the world,
breast cancer never stops and neither will we.

From the desk of Lynda Weeks

Lynda WeeksHappy May!

This year, the changes in season have also brought some new changes to the Affiliate.

First, we are pleased to announce that Komen Kentucky’s board of directors has appointed Amy Pehlke, a seven-year volunteer and board member, to the position of Executive Director. Amy has gone above-and-beyond in her service to our organization, and I have no doubt that her efforts and dedication thus far are just a glimpse of what is to come. Her appointment also marks a new season for my role within the Affiliate.

Effective immediately, I will serve Komen Kentucky as Director of Development, working to collaborate with medical providers and community organizations to develop direct patient-centered services to remove barriers and connect people to quality health care.

I want to thank you for entrusting me with the responsibilities of serving as Executive Director these past eight years and reiterate the honor that it was and will always continue to be. I am looking forward to working alongside Amy in tandem to continue to grow the Affiliate and its mission.

The second announcement is that the Komen Kentucky headquarters office has relocated from Butchertown to its new space at 9900 Shelbyville Road in Louisville. We believe this will provide an ease in access to the office, thus strengthening our existing relationship with the communities we serve.

Thank you again, and I look forward to working with you in the future as Komen Kentucky’s Director of Development.

Lynda

 


From the Executive Director

AmyUntil my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, I had no idea how prevalent the disease was. After following her battle and survival, I was motivated to get involved with a local non-profit.

I began volunteering for Komen Louisville in 2013 and never imagined that someday I would be assuming the role of Executive Director. I am thankful that Lynda and the board of directors had the confidence in me and my ability to lead Komen Kentucky and continue the wonderful work this organization is doing throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. My past involvement as a volunteer has provided me a variety of experiences and knowledge that will be helpful moving forward and include chairing the Pink Tie Ball and serving as the board president. I have seen the Affiliate’s service area grow from serving fifteen counties to one hundred eleven counties and the significant changes and new opportunities that came with that expansion.

I am committed now more than ever to helping so many facing the challenges around us, and look forward to meeting those of you I don’t know, reacquainting with those I haven’t seen for a while and join forces with our supporters and friends to make a difference and save more lives.

Amy

 


Kentucky Gives Day

Kentucky GivesOn Tuesday, May 12th our fellow Kentuckians came together to show their support of our state’s charities in a powerful day of giving. To those of you who donated to Komen Kentucky, we sincerely appreciate your support during this difficult time.

The nonprofit sector greatly depends on annual events for its fundraising and has been hit significantly hard with the ramifications of the pandemic. Without the financial and moral support that these events provide, the viability of the sector is in question moving forward. With most of our events being canceled for 2020, we must depend on virtual ways to fundraise.

BREAST CANCER NEVER STOPS AND NEITHER WILL WE. During this time, we are continuing to work hard to provide transportation, food, lodging and childcare to breast cancer patients in need, but we need your help. A patient’s financial status should not determine the outcome of their diagnosis. Please consider donating today because we believe where someone lives should not determine if they live.

Donations are being accepted through May 31st. For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation, click here.

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We Need Your Stories

Lawmakers need to hear from you now, more than ever. If you’ve been unable to access the care or treatment you need, either in person or through telehealth, have experienced any delays, or are unable to pay for your care due to financial insecurity, tell us at policy@komen.org. We want to know what challenges you are now facing due to COVID-19.

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