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October 2018

Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Komen Kentucky!

Lynda Weeks

Women have a 1 in 8 lifetime risk, and men, a 1 in 1,000 lifetime risk, to be diagnosed with breast cancer. Every minute around the world, someone dies from the disease. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE…and why Susan G. Komen® is working to find the cures. However, we can’t do it alone, WE NEED YOUR HELP.

To support Komen Kentucky and to learn more about our efforts, we encourage you to register for our upcoming Races. The Louisville Race for the Cure is on October 13 at our NEW LOCATION:  University of Louisville ShelbyHurst Campus (450 N. Whittington Pkwy) and the Lexington Race is on October 27 at Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza (120 N. Limestone). New to both races this year are participant medals - we feel that every registered participant is a champion for breast cancer, and thus, deserves to be recognized.

We are fortunate that both Races are still going strong after 23 years and are thankful for the sponsors, volunteers, participants, and donors who continue to make this possible. Please join us at one (or both) of these events, as we show Kentuckiana WHAT PINK MAKES POSSIBLE!

These events serve as our main fundraising sources for critical breast cancer research, as well as next year's grants to LOCAL medical and non-medical partners to provide breast health screenings, treatment support services, and patient navigation. 

As you can see below, October is a busy month for us since it is Breast Cancer Awareness month. While we work year-round "to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer,' October truly is our month to shine. We hope you will find a way to get involved and shine with us!

Sincerest gratitude,

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Lynda Weeks
Executive Director


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Langley Properties

Langley Properties is a proud sponsor of the Lexington Race for the Cure. They provide the Lexington Green Trolley so that medically fragile survivors and their families can participate in the Race; and this year, they are providing space at their Lexington Green Lakeside Pavilion for the Lexington Race packet pick up from October 21-26. Palmers Restaurant will be hosting a give-back night on October 25, as well.

Langley Properties became committed to the Komen cause when Alison, a beloved employee, was diagnosed with breast cancer. While Alison lost her hard-fought battle with the disease last October, it is in her honor that Langley Properties partners with Komen Kentucky to continues to provide much needed support and benefits to Kentucky survivors. Thank you Langley Properties for being a Lexington Race for the Cure sponsor.


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Nicole Key

nicole newsletterSports have been a way of life in Nicole Key's family. While that may sound like a strange way to start a story about breast cancer, it will all make sense in a moment. To find out about the connection and read Nicole's survivor story, click here.

Nicole is showing her support of Komen Kentucky by being a registered participant and fundraiser for the Lexington Race for the Cure. Other survivors are encouraged to do the same.

 

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IT'S NOT TOO LATE! REGISTER TODAY!

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The Louisville and Lexington Races for the Cure are quickly approaching. Are you registered yet? If not, we encourage you to sign up today and start fundraising so that we can continue to help those in need! There are two NEW and EXCITING changes for registered participants for both the Louisville and Lexington Races. Every registered participant will receive a gray, long-sleeve race shirt and a finisher's medal.

 

WIN A FREE TICKET ABOARD AMERICAN AIRLINES!

American AirlinesEvery Race for the Cure participant who makes a SELF-DONATION of $25 or more to either Race (Louisville or Lexington) will be entered into a drawing for 25,000 American Airlines AAdvantage Miles (one winner for each Race). The miles may be used for most main cabin roundtrip tickets within the 48 contiguous states or for gift cards to retailers such as Macy's, Target, and Home Depot. You must be registered as a Race participant. Multiple entries are allowed, so if you make a $50 donation, you’ll be entered twice, $75=three times, $100=four entries. (The cap is four entries per person; but please don’t let that limit your donation.) Deadline for entries is November 16, 2018.


RACE VOLUNTEERS

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It takes a lot of people to organize Races of this size, so if you would like to get more involved in either event, we would love for you to become a volunteer: 

Louisville: need people pre-Race and on Race Day.

Lexingtonneed people pre-Race and on Race Day.

(American Airlines is the national Race Volunteer sponsor.)

 

PACKET PICKUP

Survivor ShirtsLOUISVILLE - Visit our "Pink Ribbon Store and Louisville Race Headquarters" to register for the Louisville event, pick up your Race packet, or shop for some fun, new merchandise (created specifically for Komen Kentucky). We will once again be at Oxmoor Center, (7900 Shelbyville Rd). Find us in the Dick's Sporting Goods wing, next to Merle Norman and across from Brighton.

The store will be open Friday, October 5 through Thursday, October 11.  Hours are 11am-7pm daily except for Sunday (1-5pm) and Thursday (11am-6pm). The store will move to the UofL Founders Union building (450 N. Whittington Pkwy.) on Friday, October 12.  Hours at UofL are noon-6pm.


LEXINGTON
- Packet pickup for the Lexington Race will be O
ctober 21-26, 11am-7pm, at the Lexington Green Lakeside Pavilion, 1. Sunday hours: 12-3pm. Teams are encouraged to come on Wednesday and Thursday, October 24-25.

There will be great new merchandise available and people who have not registered yet for the Race can do so on the spot and pick up their Race packets.

(Ford Motor Company is our national Race Registration Sponsor.)


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS!

These companies, organizations, and individuals are appreciated for making our Races possible!  

Louisville Race Sponsors & Partners:

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Lexington Race Sponsors & Partners:

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FIT FOR THE CURE

fit for a cure logo.jpgThis year marks the 18th anniversary of Wacoal’s Fit for the Cure® program benefiting Susan G. Komen®! For every woman who gets a professional bra fitting at an event, Wacoal will donate $2 to Komen (no purchase necessary). Wacoal will also donate $2 to Komen for every Wacoal bra, shapewear item or b.tempt’d bra purchased at these events. Together with all other promotions conducted by Wacoal, Wacoal will donate an aggregate guaranteed minimum donation of $250,000.00 in 2018 to support Komen’s National Treatment Assistance program and other local community health programs. For more information and to find an event near you: click here

Dates and locations for our Affiliate are also listed below in calendar.

 

SCHOOL/STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

pink out socksIf you have connections to a school that would like to get involved in raising awareness or funds for Komen Kentucky, please check out our Pink Out eToolkit. It's a great resource!

We are also looking for school involvement in our Races, such as cheerleading squads and dance teams to cheer on the runners; cross country, track or other teams to hand out water along the route; environmental/ecology clubs to assist with clean up, etc. It's a fun place to get service hours! Click here to sign up as a volunteer for the Louisville Race, or here for the Lexington Race.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

All Month - Babalu Tapas & Tacos Giveback: 4040 Finn Way, Ste 150, Lexington. Babalu will donate $1 to Komen for each cinnamon bread pudding bought through October 31.

All Month - Brighton Collectibles, Oxmoor Center, 7900 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville. Come see the new Power of Pink line of items. Proceeds support SGKK.

October 4, Macy's, Fayette Mall, Lexington - Wacoal Fit for the Cure

October 4. Von Maur, Oxmoor Center, Louisville - Wacoal Fit for the Cure

mall lexOctober 5, Center Court at Jefferson Mall - Pink Spotlight: 4-7pm Jefferson Mall, Louisville, will be hosting a spotlight social dedicated to bringing awareness to breast cancer: put on your pink and enjoy the exclusive fashion tips, food and so much more!

October 5, Draper James Give Back Night, The Summit, Lexington, 7-9pm 15% of proceeds will be donated to Susan G Komen Kentucky

October 5, Kendra Scott Give Back Night, The Summit, Lexington KY: 6-8pm - 15% of proceeds will be donated to SGKK.

October 5, Edley’s BBQ - Pink Out for the Cure, The Summit, Lexington, 6-9pm - 15% of proceeds will be donated to SGKK; they will also have raffles and prizes for this ladies night

October 6, Fayette Mall Pink Spotlight: 1-4pm The Fayette Mall will be hosting a spotlight social dedicated to bringing awareness to breast cancer: put on your pink and enjoy the exclusive fashion tips, food and so much more!

October 7, Knockout Breast Cancer Boxing Class, Everybody Fights - 4pm, 124 Malabu Drive Suite 120, Lexington. Each Sunday during October, EverybodyFights Kentukcy is hosting a circuit training class that includes boxing stations to the public at a reduced rate of $15. All proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen Kentucky. CLICK HERE for event flyer.  

October 8, WWE Live Event: Yum! Center Louisville, 7:30pm - The WWE has partnered with Susan G. Komen once again to bring awareness to breast cancer and Komen's mission. Komen Kentucky has 10 FREE tickets available to anyone interested. Please call 502-905-0378 to claim a pair of tickets. 

October 8, Sedona Taphouse Give Back: 6-8pm 3600 Palomar Centre Dr, Lexington/ Proceeds from the sale of the Flat Iron Steak will benefit Susan G. Komen Kentucky.

October 9, Kendra Scott Give Back Night, Oxmoor Center, 7900 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville 5-8pm - 20% of proceeds will be donated to Susan G Komen Kentucky.

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October 9, Breast Cancer Survivors Dinner, organized by Kentucky Cancer Program, call 502-852-6318 for details and to make a reservation.

October 10,  Dillard's, Oaks Mall, Paducah - Wacoal Fit for the Cure

October 12, Kentucky Branded Give Back Night, 2300 Sir Barton Way #130, Lexington 

October 12, Louisville Race for the Cure Team Tailgate: 5-7pm at UofL ShelbyHurst Campus, 450 N Whittington Pkwy.  100.5 KISS FM will be providing music as teams have fun playing games and setting up their tents for the Race.

October 13, 7-11am - Louisville Race for the Cure!

October 13, National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

October 14, Knockout Breast Cancer Boxing Class, Everybody Fights - 4pm, 124 Malabu Drive Suite 120, Lexington. Each Sunday during October EverybodyFights Kentukcy is hosting a circuit training class that includes boxing stations to the public at a reduced rate of $15. All proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen Kentucky. CLICK HERE for event flyer.

October 15, Sedona Taphouse Give Back: 6-8pm 3600 Palomar Centre Dr, Lexington. Proceeds from the sale of the Flat Iron Steak  will benefit Susan G. Komen Kentucky.

October 18, Macy's, Oxmoor Center, Louisville - Wacoal Fit for the Cure

October 19, Simply Greek Give Back Night: 5-8pm 4101 Tates Creek Centre Dr #136, Lexington. Simply Greek will donate 25% of the nights proceeds to Susan G. Komen Kentucky

October 19, Fayette Mall Dillard’s Wacoal Fit for the Cure

October 20, Draper James Give Back Night The Summit, Lexington, 6-9p.m. 15% of proceeds will be donated to Susan G Komen

October 20, Kendra Scott Give Back Night, The Summit, Lexington,:6-9p.m 15% of proceeds will be donated to Susan G Komen

October 20, Worship in Pink Health and Expo Extravaganza- 11am-3pm 6800 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville

October 20, Sista Strut, Louisville - Click Here for more information

October 21, Knockout Breast Cancer Boxing Class, Everybody Fights - 4pm, 124 Malabu Drive Suite 120, Lexington. Each Sunday during October EverybodyFights Kentucky is hosting a circuit training class that includes boxing stations to the public at a reduced rate of $15. All proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen Kentucky. CLICK HERE for event flyer.

October 22, Kentucky Golf Classic: Champion Trace Golf Course, 20 Avenue of Champions, Nicholasville. 11:30 lunch-1:00pm Shotgun Start. CLICK HERE for event flyer

October 22, Sedona Taphouse Give Back, 6-8pm 3600 Palomar Centre Dr, Lexington. Proceeds from the sale of the Flat Iron Steak will benefit Susan G. Komen Kentucky 

October 23, Dillard's, Greenwood Mall, Bowling Green, Wacoal Fit for the Cure

October 23, Think Pink Event: 5-7:30pm A special survivor dinner for Bullitt County breast cancer survivors - sponsored by Bullitt County Health Department, Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Office and Kentucky Cancer Program. Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, 395 Paroquet Springs Drive, Shepherdsville. Click Here for event registration information.

October 24, Jefferson Mall, Wacoal Fit for the Cure

October 25, Lexington Green Give Back Night: Lexington Green Lakeside Pavilion, Palmer’s restaurant will be giving back a percentage of proceeds to Susan G. Komen during Race packet pick up.

October 25, Dillard's, Grentree Mall, Clarksville Indiana - Wacoal Fit for the Cure

October 26, Dillard's, The Mall in St. Matthews, Louisville - Wacoal Fit for the Cure

October 27, Lexington Race for the Cure!

October 27, WWE Live Event: 7:30pm, Southeastern Kentucky Agricultural and Exposition Center - 7:30pm. The WWE has partnered with Susan G. Komen once again to bring awareness to breast cancer and to Susan G. Komen's mission. Komen Kentucky has 10 FREE tickets available to anyone interested. Please call 859-368-7133 to claim tickets.

October 28, Knockout Breast Cancer Boxing Class, Everybody Fights - 4pm, 124 Malabu Drive Suite 120, Lexington.. Each Sunday during October EverybodyFights Kentukcy is hosting a circuit training class that includes boxing stations to the public at a reduced rate of $15. All proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen Kentucky. CLICK HERE for event flyer.

October 29, Sedona Taphouse Give Back: 6-8pm 3600 Palomar Centre Dr, Lexington, KY 40513. Proceeds from the sale of the Flat Iron Steak  will benefit Susan G. Komen Kentucky 

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND PARTNERSHIPS

The Center for Behavioral Health at Spalding University: The CBH works with all members of the community on a sliding fee scale. They offer assessments and therapy sessions to children, adults, and older adults from all walks of life.   They offer services to the community and have programs to assist survivors, as well as families. For more information, contact CBH at 502-792-7011, or visit them at: https://behavioralhealth.spalding.edu/.

University of Maryland Grief Survey - project studying the grief experiences of women who have lost a close female friend is underway at the University of Maryland. If you are female, 20-70 years old and have experienced the death of a non-relative, female friend between 6 months and 3 years ago, you are invited to participate in a 20-minute online survey. If you are interested in participating please CLICK HERE. Each participant will be entered in a raffle to win one of four $50 gift cards and one $100 gift card. 




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