What am I doing?
I'm walking to support Susan G. Komen Kansas City Race for the Cure because I want to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Please help me reach my fundraising goal by making a tax-deductible donation today.
You may donate online with your credit card by clicking the button to the right that reads "Donate to Nanci". Your support helps us get another step closer to a world without breast cancer.
Your breast health?
The greatest risk factors for breast cancer are being female and growing older. Breast cancer knows no boundary, be it age, gender, socio-economic status or geographic location. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. That's one in eight within your company, school and organization!
The key to survival is early detection. The four simple steps for Breast Self-Awareness are: know your risk, get screened, know what is normal for you, and make healthy lifestyle choices. Remember, breast cancer affects more than just the patient; friends and family need support too.
What does Komen do?
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Last year, Komen Affiliates provided approximately 500,000 breast screenings, 90,000 diagnostic procedures, and provided a cancer diagnosis to approximately 5,000 women-all who wouldn't have access to these services on their own.
The Greater Kansas City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the CureŽ is playing an integral role in cancer education, screening and treatment. Through events like the Susan G. Komen Kansas City Race for the Cure, the Komen Greater Kansas City Affiliate has invested more than $7 million in community breast health programs in our 17-county area.