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Our vision: A World Without Breast Cancer.

Henderson Bowl for the Cure®
The 2nd Annual Henderson Bowl for the Cure will be held on Thursday, April 19 at Echo Lanes. Bowling times are 6pm and 8pm. Registrations are now being accepted and you can download an entry form here! Make sure you put this fun, family friendly event on your calendar!

Crop for the Cure - March 10
Registration for the March 10 Crop for the Cure event is now closed, but you can still make a donation! You can donate online at www.komenevansville.org.

Evansville Tri-State Affiliate Scholarships
The purpose of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Evansville Tri-State Affiliate Local College Scholarship Award is to assist students who have a parent that has battled breast cancer or lost a parent to breast cancer. Two scholarships of $500 each will be awarded. Click here for more information. Deadline for applications is March 16, 2012. 

Save the Date!
Save the date for the following upcoming activities:
     Evansville Bowl for the Cure – June 14-16
     Otters Breast Cancer Awareness night – August 18
     Surviving with Style at Old Post Office Place – October 2

Fordcares.com donates 100% of revenue
You can help generate revenue for the Greater Evansville Affiliate by shopping for great items from Fordcares.com. Ford is known for their "Warriors in Pink" line that has many great shirts, bags and other items. Just enter the code "EVANSWIP" when you checkout and 100% of the profits will be donated to the Greater Evansville Affiliate.

Ongoing Activities
Passionately Pink for the Cure
Choose the date  . . .  choose the outfit  . . . Make a difference!  Recruit your company, co-workers, religious or social group, school, book or garden club, or friends and family to join in a Passionately Pink for the Cure® day.  Show your passion, share the promise and register anytime at www.passionatelypink.org.

Rally for the Cure
Join the fight against breast cancer by hosting a Rally for the Cure® Golf, Tennis or Social Event. You select the date and format. Rally provides all the materials including a prize, participant favors, event decorations and important breast health information. Make a commitment today to educate your friends, family and community on the importance of early detection. Host a Rally for the Cure event!

For more information log onto www.rallyforthecure.com or call 800-327-6811.

Volunteer Opportunities
     -We are caught up on everything right now. Keep checking back to see if we need help!

Survivor Resources
Cleaning for A Reason
If you know any woman currently undergoing Chemo, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - 1 time per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. more...  

The Pink Daisy Project
The Pink Daisy Project isn’t raising money for research or awareness. Our goals are simple: to help young women cope with the hardships of breast cancer treatment by providing care and comfort.

Housecleaning
Groceries and meals
Assistance with prescription costs
Other assistance as needed

For more information, visit www.pinkdaisyproject.com.

I Had Cancer Survivor Social Network
I Had Cancer is a social support network with the mission of helping people deal more effectively with life before, during and after cancer. I Had Cancer allows cancer survivors, fighters and those newly diagnosed and their supporters, the friends & families of those affected to connect with one another and share their stories and experience of dealing with the deadly disease. Because every 23 seconds someone in the US is diagnosed with cancer and for these people and their loved ones that feeling of isolation isn’t going to go away on its own.Share your story today.

Online Breast Cancer Support Groups:
     -Living Beyond Breast Cancer - www.lbbc.org
     -Young Survival Coalition - www.youngsurvival.org
     -Cancer Care - www.cancercare.org
     -FORCE - Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered - www.facingourrisk.org
     -Susan G. Komen for the Cure® message board - www.komen.org
 
Local Breast Cancer Support Groups:
     -Ribbon Chicks, Young Survivor Support Group, Evansville, 812-473-5772 or 812-431-3981
     -Woman to Woman, Evansville, 812-853-8010
     -Peer Support Group, Carmi, 618-273-3326x2227
     -St. Mary's Hope Center - open to all female survivors of cancer, 2nd & 4th Mondays, 5:30pm -6:30pm
     -Memorial Baptist Church, Evansville, 2nd Tuesday, 6:00 p.m., 605 Canal Street.
     -Jasper, Indiana, 812-254-8851
     -Dream With Faith II Women’s Cancer Support Group, 3rd Monday of each month, Zion Baptist Church, Henderson, KY. For more information contact Brenda Knight at 270-860-2704.
 
If you know of another online support group that is not listed here, please let us know and we will be happy to add it to our list!
 
If you would like to start a blog to keep your friends and family updated about your status, we can recommend:  www.caringbridge.org

Educational Opportunities
March 14: Fear of Recurrence - Transitioning Into Life After Treatment
The fear of recurrence many women experience after completing treatment for breast cancer is normal and can be managed. During LBBC's March teleconference, participants will explore strategies to help gain control over fear and anxiety, stay ahead of "trigger" events and communicate what they are feeling to loved ones and health care providers. In addition, where to find additional resources will also be discussed.

Register by March 7 online at lbbc.org/events or by calling (610) 645-4567.
 

March 15 and April 19, 2012: Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals
Do your patients ask for guidance on working through treatment? Do you wish you had better answers?

Learn how to advise your patients at Cancer and Careers' free series of teleconferences/webinars designed just for you.

To learn more, including accreditation information, click here.

March 22, May 23, July 19, October 24, 2012: Ask the Experts: Legal and Career Advice
Join us on one (or all!) of our teleconferences where you can ask any and all questions you may have for a career coach or legal expert.

Speakers
Career Coach: Julie Jansen, Executive and Career Coach and Author
Legal Expert: Joanna L. Morales, Esq., Cancer Rights Attorney; Principal, North Star Alliances

For more information, and to register, click here.

Clinical Trials/Studies
RX Ponder Trial
SWOG, one of the NCI clinical trial cooperative groups, has recently opened a trial testing whether the Oncotype DX recurrence score can predict which women with node-positive, HER2- breast cancer will benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy and which will do just as well on hormonal therapy alone. more... 

Breast Biopsy Study (Don't worry, you don't have to get another biopsy!)
We need women anywhere in the United States who had a benign breast biopsy after January 2000 and have NOT been diagnosed with breast cancer. Some women who have had a benign breast biopsy are at higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who have not had a benign breast biopsy. However, there is currently no way to determine which women who have had a benign breast biopsy will actually go on to develop the disease.

We have recruited for this study in the past and now need your help for the next phase. The researchers are now looking for women who had a normal breast biopsy but have NOT had breast cancer. Please read on to learn more about what's involved and who can participate. If this study isn't a good fit for you, please pass it on to anyone you know who might be interested! more...

News From National
“30 Stories” – Share Yours With the World
As we mark the 30th anniversary of Susan G. Komen for the Cure this year, it is important to acknowledge the impact you have had on your communities and for our many volunteers to receive the much overdue recognition they deserve. To tell some of our best stories, we need your help!

We’re asking you to think about the compelling stories of impact within your service area to include in a yearlong storytelling project – “30 Stories” – that chronicles the impact of our organization in our 30th anniversary year. To find out more about this project and to submit your stories, click here

March 1, 2012

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     -Henderson Bowl 
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Save the Date
    

Ongoing Activites

Volunteer Opportunities

Survivor Resources

Educational Opportunities

Clinical Trials/Studies

News from National 

 
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