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Susan G. Komen Kentucky
Our Vision
A world without breast cancer

The Louisville Race for the Cure is almost here, 

There are only 2 weeks until the 23rd Annual Louisville Race for the Cure - thank you for registering and supporting Komen Kentucky. I am excited to report that nearly 80% of the teams participating have fundraised this year! Thank you to all the team captains and team members who understand that their financial support of Komen means more support to those with breast cancer! Every little bit helps in our fight against this disease. Let's see if we can get 100% of the teams with at least one donation - no matter how small!

If you're new to this email update, this message has important information about:

- how the money you raise is used in the fight against breast cancer
- breast cancer statistics and/or Komen facts
- weekly contests (for individuals and teams) and the winners from the previous week
- fundraising tips (and what to do with cash and checks)
important news (like Race-day schedules, packet pickup, parking maps, etc.)
- top fundraisers for the week
 thank you to our sponsors

If you need help with anything Race-related, please do not hesitate to contact me: 502.905.0378.

Thanks for all you do for Komen,
Lynn Huffman

Where Your Money Goes

Komen Kentucky works hard to be good stewards of your donations. Our administrative overhead is minimal so you can be assured that your donations are going where they are meant to be - helping to meet Komen's BOLD GOAL of reducing breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% by 2026. We will meet this goal by:

  • Supporting cutting-edge research on the most aggressive forms of breast cancer
  • Improving access to quality, timely cancer care for the underserved

Thank you for making this possible!

Fast Facts

  • There are eight signs of breast cancer.  Most people only know about a lump.  Do you know the other seven?
  • 90-95% of the people getting breast cancer do NOT have a family history of the disease.
  • While getting older increases the risk of getting breast cancer, breast cancer can affect women (and men) at any age - even in their 20s and 30s. Know what is "normal" for you and if you see or feel anything that does not seem right, get it checked out EARLY!

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This Week's Contests

Each week, we will have different contests to encourage and reward your involvement. This week's contests:

INDIVIDUAL CONTEST:  If you haven't made or asked for any donations yet, this is your chance to get in the contest.  Everyone who goes from "$0" to anything else - will be entered in this week's drawing for dinner for two at Texas Roadhouse. I also have 10 tickets to the WWE at Yum! Center on October 8, so If you make a make a self-donation to the Race this week, and contact me about wanting tickets, I'll give you a pair. Available to the first 5 people making donations.

TEAM CONTEST:  The teams with the highest percentage of people who have made self-donations (of any size) by Thursday, October 4 at 5pm will win a space in the Team Tailgate section on Friday night/Saturday morning, a table and two chairs. The Team Tailgate area is a perfect spot for your team to meet and hang out Saturday morning. You can't buy a spot - you can only get one by meeting certain fundraising levels or winning it here

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Winners of Last Week's Contests

Congratulations to the winners of last week's contests:

INDIVIDUAL Everyone who has made a self-donation to the Race was put into a hat and the winner of breakfast for 4 at Chick-Fil-A is:  Sheri Duncan of Four Fine Ladies and a Man.

As mentioned, everyone who makes a donation of at least $25 will be entered to win 25,000 AAdvantage miles from American Airlines.  That winner will be drawn in late November. Stay tuned!

TEAM - It's been fun to watch the teams grow this week.  Thank you to the 28 teams that added members. The winners of the gift cards to Texas Roadhouse for a happy hour party are:

5-9 members (two winners) Walkers and Team Amy T
10+ members Equipment Depot

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Helpful Forms/Resources 

Team Captain's Toolkit (great resource guide and lots of good tips)

Donation Form (If you have collected checks or cash and need to know what to do with them, enter them into your fundraising page, then complete this form and mail to Komen (1201 Story Ave, Ste 205, Louisville, KY 40206), or bring them with you to packet pick-up.

Parking Map (Survivors will get passes to park at 600 N Hurstbourne Pkwy. Everyone else should park at 500 N Hurstbourne Pkwy, or 700 N Hurstbourne Pkwy. Please note that because the route will be using the streets inside the campus, there will be no parking available on campus.)  

Sponsors (Thank you to these generous companies and people for making this event possible.)

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Komen Store and Packet Pickup

Thank you to Oxmoor Center for allowing Komen Kentucky to set up a Race store in early October. You can pick up your Race packets, buy merchandise, register friends for the Race, and drop off donations at this location. It will be open Friday, October 5-Thursday, October 11 from 11am-7pm except for Sunday, October 7 (1-5pm) and Thursday, October 11 (11am-6pm). We will be in the Dick's Sporting Goods wing, across from Brighton and next door to Merle Norman.  See you there!

Team T-shirt Contest

If your team is considering designing a shirt to wear on Race day, we encourage you to submit the design to us for the T-Shirt Contest. Winners will be determined via votes at the Komen store ($1=1 vote). Money collected will be donated back to the teams that submitted the designs. Entries need to be submitted to me by October 3 via email. Jpeg, pdf, png, bmp, gif files accepted.

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Congratulations to this week's Top Fundraisers

Top Survivor Fundraisers

Place Name Team Confirmed Gifts
1 Karen Ballard Ballard's Boo Bees $1068.80
2 BeBi Howell BeBi's Bosom Buddies $897
3 Carol Wilson Wilson's Warriors $762.60
4 Paula Miller Paula's Positive People $640
5 Amy Sager Weichert Realtors ABG Properties $565
6 Leva Beard   $500
7 Julie Thomas  Team Jules $490 
8 Sherry Tracy  Magnetic Survivors  $477.52 
9 Linda Hundley Magnetic Survivors $471.20
10 Jessica Bartell Jogging for Jess $410

Top Individual Fundraisers (excludes Survivors)

Place Name Team Confirmed
1 Jeanette Ark BrightSpring Health Services $696
2 Ryan Kidd   $620.40
3 Lauren Hollowell Bye Bye Bertha $600
4 Alisha Hunt-Harris Nu Beta Zetas for a Cure $500
5 Nancy Goodman
6 Sara Rueff Diane's Divas $308
7 Jessica Aberli Bye Bye Bertha $281
8 Stephanie Glisson All That Glissons $260
9 Patricia Watson Meyzeek Middle School $255
10 tie Judith Petty
10 tie Jennifer Maupin #SAVETHECANS $250
10 tie Amanda Penny Sue's Squad $250

Top Team Fundraisers - Please note, to be an "official team" for prize purposes, you need to have at least 5 members on your team. If you don't have 5 members yet, please try to recruit a few more folks! I've listed the "micro teams" on here as honorable mentions because they're doing great and still deserve credit! 

Place Team Name # of Members Confirmed
1 Magnetic Survivors 9 $2,610.52
2 Bye Bye Bertha 12 $1,445
3 Ballard's Boo Bees 7 $1,178.80
4 Wilson's Warriors 12 $1.094.60
5 BeBi's Bosom Buddies 6 $997
6 #SAVETHECANS 17 $927
7 BrightSpring Health Services 16 $890.20
8 Meyzeek Middle School 16 $758.80
9 Team Julianna 17 $656.80
10 Team Rachel 10 $471
MICRO TEAMS (Teams with less than 5 members)
Hon Men Paula's Positive People 4 $665
Hon Men Weichert Realtors ABG Properties 2 $565
Hon Men Team Jules 2 $515
Hon Men Blessed 2 $500
Hon Men Nu Beta Zetas for a Cure 2 $500

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