Susan G. Komen North Texas
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Monthly eNewsletter

April 2017

In This Issue

Mission Moment
Komen North Texas Updates
National Partnerships
Volunteer Opportunities

Mission Moment

Fast Fact

Did You Know Clinical trials have helped further the knowledge base that ultimately helps improve breast cancer care.  Clinical trials offer the chance to try new treatments and possibly benefit from them.  Learn more here.

Research Spotlight

Komen recently named new advisory roles for eight leaders in breast cancer who will guide the organization's education and advocacy work, public health efforts and help direct Komen's $920 million research program, an investment in breast cancer research surpassed only by the U.S. government.  Learn more about these eight men and women here.

Komen North Texas Updates

17APR - Plano Race

Plano Race for the Cure® Registration Open

Check out our new registration website and register for the 2017 North Texas Race for the Cure.  The Race will be on Saturday, June 10.  Once you get registered, keep an eye on your email - we'll be sending you special information about fundraising incentives and awards!

17APR - Party Team

Join Us for a Race Kick-Off Celebration

Take a break from your busy week and join us on Tuesday April 25 from 6:30-8:30pm at Sambuca 360 in The Shops at Legacy as we kick-off the Race for the Cure season.  Register for the Race, enjoy free food, hang out with the crew from 102.9 NOW, and listen to the awesome jazz trio from the Jordan Kahn Music Company.  Those who register on site (or those who are already registered and attend the kick-off) will receive goodie bags while supplies last.

Share Your Story

We Want to Hear Your Story

Breast cancer affects us all.  Whether you're a survivor, co-survivor, Race supporter, or just eager to end breast cancer - we want to hear from you!  Sharing your story can be healing for you while offering hope to others.  Submit your story here, and it may appear in an upcoming email or even on our website.

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Show Us How You're More Than Pink™

Thank you to everyone who has submitted a More Than Pink™ picture.  Being More Than Pink can mean getting your regular mammogram or clinical breast exam, registering for the Race for the Cure, driving your neighbor to her chemo treatments, and so much more.  We want you to show us how you're More Than Pink.  Click here to learn more.

National Partnerships

17APR - Rangers

Komen Day at the Texas Rangers

On Sunday, May 14th, the Texas Rangers are hosting Komen day at Globe Life Park.  The game against the White Sox will begin at 2:00pm and will feature a survivor recognition before the game.  If you'd like ticket information, you can review this flyer.  Several seat types are available, and $3 from tickets sold will benefit Komen.  Thanks, Rangers!

Project OM

Join the World's Largest Yoga Class to Battle Breast Cancer

With 40K women expected to die this year alone in the U.S. of breast cancer, Komen and Manduka want to help change that statistic through the power of yoga.  Join Project: OM this Mother's Day weekend and help us reach our Bold Goal of reducing the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.  Go to to learn how you can get involved, or click here for more information about the Project: OM event happening at The Star in Frisco.

17APR - BofA

Bank of America Pink Ribbon Banking

For each new Pink Ribbon credit card benefiting Susan G. Komen opened, Komen receives a minimum of $3 and 0.08% of all net retail purchases made with the card.  For example, 8 cents for every $100.  Komen also receives $3 for each renewal of a card that was in good standing during the 12 month period and does not have a zero balance at the time of the renewal.  For more information, click here.

Volunteer Opportunities

17APR - Race Volunteers

Plano Race for the Cure Volunteering

Volunteer sign ups for the Plano Race for the Cure will be opened the first week in May.  If you have questions about volunteering at the Race, please contact us at

17APR - Group Volunteers

Sign Up with Your Group

If you have a group that would like to earn some volunteer hours, let us know by emailing  In order for us to place you with an appropriate volunteer project, please email us with your group size, number of hours needed, date range, and ages of volunteers.

2016WF - Elizabeth's Garden

Calling All Crafters

If you love scrapbooking, decoupage, hot glue, and paint, you'd love the Elizabeth's Garden Committee!  We're looking for individuals to help us decorate tulips and butterflies that are purchased and then placed in Elizabeth's Garden on Race day.  For examples of last year's tulips and butterflies, click here.  If you're interested in joining, please email

Susan G. Komen North Texas®
P.O. Box 261730 | Plano, TX 75026
Telephone 972-378-4808
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