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Komen Race for the Cure

Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington and KEZI 9 News are working together to end breast cancer.

Posted: Nov. 14, 2017 11:41 AM
Updated: Dec. 5, 2017 4:49 PM

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

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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!

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Support resources:

Willamette Valley Cancer Center
520 Country Club Parkway
Eugene, OR 97401
541/683-5001

3377 Riverbend Drive, Suite 500
Springfield, OR 97477
541/741-3451

Hopeline Women's Cancer Resource Center
1941 University Street
Eugene, OR 97403
541/681-9272

Breast Cancer Support Group
Meetings held 7p.m. to 8:30p.m Thursdays
Fairfield Nazarene Church
1052 Fairfield Avenue
Eugene, OR
541/998-3386

Breast Cancer Support Group - for cancer patients only
Meetings held 5:15p.m. Mondays
Willamette Valley Cancer Center
520 Country Club Road
Eugene, OR
541/683-5001

Living With Cancer Support Group
For cancer patients, family members and friends.
Meetings held 4:30p.m. to 6p.m. Tuesdays
Willamette Valley Cancer Center
520 Country Club Road
Eugene, OR
541/683-5001

American Cancer Society - Eugene Office
2350 Oakmont Way
Eugene, OR 97401
541/484-2211

Oregon Cancer Foundation
541/632-3654
info@oregoncancerfoundation.org

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