November 16 is "Great American Smokeout Day." On this day smokers are encouraged to make a plan to quit smoking. While smoking increases the risk of many cancers, its effect on breast cancer is still under study. Although, there is growing evidence that smoking may slightly increase the risk of breast cancer.
Research Spotlight - New MetsBC Drug FDA Approved
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the drug abemaciclib (Verzenio) for the treatment of hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancers that have progressed during past hormone therapy. Learn more about metastatic breast cancer treatment.
Keydra - a business owner, writer, and woman in ministry - was only 28 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Read more about why she's "so thankful" that breast cancer happened to her, and totally changed her perspective.
Komen North Texas Updates
Congratulations, BigWigs! And Thank You!
Our 2017 BigWigs class (for both the DFW and Wichita Falls areas) fundraised for 6 weeks for Komen North Texas during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and raised a combined $53,751.5! Thank you to our hard-working BigWigs and to everyone who donated to their pages!
Make a Difference Day Volunteers Make 184 Blankets!
Thank you to all of the volunteers who showed up to Make a Difference Day in McKinney and made 184 no-sew fleece blankets, which we presented to our grantees to provide to breast cancer survivors who are undergoing treatment. Thank you for volunteering!
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.
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
The Komen North Texas office will be closed Monday, November 20 through Friday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. If you have an urgent question/request during that time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Local Partnerships & Fundraising
Barre for Breast Cancer Awareness
SunstoneFit Preston Town Crossing is proud to support the local fight against breast cancer through its Barre for Breast Cancer Awareness event on Saturday, November 18, 2017. 100% of all cash donations collected the week before and the day of the class will be donated to Komen North Texas.
#GivingTuesday - November 28th
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season. Learn more about how you can give.
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.
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 email@example.com.