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Komen Race for the Cure


In Oregon and SW Washington, 63 women and men are diagnosed with breast cancer every week.

Since 1991, when Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington was founded, over $31 million has been funneled to research and local care services. 75% of the funds go towards saving local lives, with $19.8 million dedicated to early detection, survivor support and advocacy. The are a separately incorporated nonprofit entity with their own governing Board of Directors, staff, program priorities, advocacy and grant-making processes. Funds raised in Oregon & SW Washington do not pay for the operating expenses of Komen National.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and the second-most common cancer overall. In 2017, an estimated 246,660 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. alone. No matter who you are or where you live, understanding breast cancer is important. Know this: a diagnosis is not a death sentence. Breast cancer can be treated. Early detection has helped survivor rates to raise with 5-year relative survival rates increasing from 74% to 99% for early stage breast cancer.

For over 25 years, Susan G. Komen of Oregon and SW Washington has turned awareness into action. They aim to reduce the death rates by 50% in the next decade. Be more than pink. Donate today. Get involved now!



Oregon State joins the fight against breast cancer

Oregon State women's basketball team head coach's daughter will cut and donate her hair following the Beaver's game against Cal Sunday afternoon.

Race for the Cure fundraising goes back into Oregon community

Komen has raised $31 million dollars for Oregon programs over the years.

New test could could detect cancer before symptoms appear

Doctors are optimistic about the new test.

New treatment approved for breast cancer patients

The FDA has also approved a blood test to detect BRCA mutations.

Breast cancer helpline gives patients, survivors support

The helpline number is 1-877 GO KOMEN.

Komen Oregon CEO encourages Race for the Cure fundraising

The fundraising money goes to breast cancer research.

Healthcare workers walk for breast cancer awareness

People in Eugene hit the pavement to help spread the word about October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Community Cancer Center receives a generous local donation

Lithia Ford Lincoln of Roseburg makes a large donation to the Community Cancer Center.

New innovation in breast reconstruction helps cancer patients heal

Patients are able to use AeroForm from home.

New clinic gives cancer patients in Corvallis more options

Patients have access to clinical trials through the new clinic.

Research shows birth control could increase breast cancer risk

Researchers say the risk is still small for many women.

Study: Exercise may help with chemotherapy side effects

Scientists have found that exercise could help with the side effects of chemotherapy.

Study suggests women should take cancer-fighting drugs longer

Researchers have found that taking cancer-fighting drugs longer could prevent the cancer from coming back.

Researchers develop targeted breast cancer therapy

This research has increased the breast cancer survival rate.

More Than Pink campaign aims to eliminate breast cancer deaths

Komen campaign seeks to fund more research.

Experts recommend getting first mammogram at 40

Insurance will start paying for the screenings at that age.

Donations help women in need with breast cancer treatment

Monthly donations also pay for mammograms and educational materials.

Dogs can take part in Eugene Race for the Cure

Pups for Pink is back for the event on March 4, 2018.