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Karen Shultz.jpgDear friends of Komen Austin, 

As we begin a new year, many of us are making resolutions to become more fit and heatlhy. Named one of the fittest cities in the U.S., Austin is the prime place to perfect that healthy lifestyle, which is key in the fight against breast cancer.

 Our findings from the most recent Komen Austin Community Profile show that female breast cancer incidence, late stage discovery, and mortality rates are on the rise in the Greater Austin area. Surprising given our view as of one of the healthiest cities in America.

Komen Austin resolves to work diligently to change these statistics and to continue on our quest to save lives locally and fight breast cancer globally.

Wishing you a heatlhy and prosperous 2016!

 With warmest regards, 

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Karen Shultz, Interim Executive Director 


 

January 2016 Highlights 

Scroll down to learn more about Komen Austin's mission and how you can join in the fight against breast cancer:   

PINK Night with the Austin Spurs
Austin Marathon/Half-Marathon
Pink! 2016

Mission Moment
Screening Update
Komen Austin Blog 
Upcoming Events
 

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PINK Night with the Austin Spurs!
Free tickets, Survivor/Forever Fighter Ceremony, and PINK Jersey Auction

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Join us for PINK Night with the Austin Spurs on Friday, January 29th at the Cedar Park Center.

Thanks to our presenting sponsor, tickets are FREE for all Komen Supporters! Simply RSVP and then grab your tickets at Will Call for a night of PINK fun!

Fans will celebrate Survivors and Forever Fighters with a pre-game ceremony and will have the opportunity to bid on special signed PINK jerseys at the end of the game.
-100% of the auction proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen Austin-

Fans may also purchase special PINK Spurs t-shirts during the game.
-25% of the proceeds from the t-shirt sales will go to Komen Austin-
If 500 or more people attend PINK Night using the link below, 50% of the t-shirt sale proceeds will go to Komen Austin!

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2016 Austin Marathon and Half-Marathon
Run or volunteer in the 25th Annual event 

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In 2016, make a commitment to keep up the training that you started for Race for the Cure.

This year, AUSTIN GIVES MILES, the philanthropy program of the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon, is aiming to raise $250,000 for 25 local and national not-for-profits – including Komen Austin!

You can help Komen Austin by joining our marathoners and fundraising to help save lives locally and fight breast cancer globally!

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 25th Annual Austin Marathon and Half-Marathon on February 14th, 2016. Sign up today to further our mission and join Komen on our team page here.

Running not your thing? You can still get involved – sign up to volunteer at the Komen Austin water stop today!

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MAD about Pink!
The 5th Annual Komen Austin gala 

Join us for this year's Komen Austin gala, MAD about Pink!presented by Texas Oncology 
on April 30, 2016.

 We will celebrate the night in style...1960s style that is.  
This fun-filled evening promises to be the best Komen Austin gala yet.  

Table sales and sponsorships are currently available.  
Please email Libby Tilley at ltilley@komenaustin.org for more information.

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Mission Moment
Komen Austin Community Profile

Have you ever wondered how Komen Austin determines where to concentrate the Affiliate's funding efforts?  Our community’s needs and funding focuses are assessed and prioritized by completing a Community Profile.

The Community Profile is a thorough assessment of breast health services that is done every five years in Komen Austin’s five county service area, which encompasses 4,284 square miles in the Austin area. The profile identifies gaps in services and serves as a roadmap to identify future funding focuses in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties. 

You can read the Profile in its entirety here.

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Screening Update
 
Dr. Judy Salerno raises concern over new breast cancer screening recommendations

Last week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued new breast cancer screening recommendations that raise the age for routine mammograms.

Dr. Judy Salerno, Susan G. Komen President and CEO, responded by issuing a statement that said, "...women and their doctors should be the final decision-makers when it comes to breast cancerscreening, and that screening tests, if recommended by a healthcare provider, should becovered by insurers and government regardless of a woman’s age."

You can read the full statement here.

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Komen Austin Blog
A new way to stay in touch with Komen Austin 

The Komen Austin Blog is back and better than ever.  Follow our weekly posts to stay up to date on health trends, Komen funded research, Komen Austin activities and more!  We also have a fantastic line up of guest bloggers for the year, including Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo, Daily Greens' Shauna Martin, Kendra Scott jewelry, and more!  

Add us to your reading list today!

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Upcoming Events 

Mark your calendars and keep up-to-date on all of our upcoming events!

January 29th - Pink Night with the Austin Spurs
February 14th - 25th Annual Austin Marathon and Half-Marathon
March 8th-9th - Amplify Austin
March 8th-10th - Spring 2016 Dine Out for the Cure
April 30th - MAD about PINK!, Komen Austin's 5th Annual gala 


Additional Ways to Support Komen Austin

Make your holiday shopping go the extra mile with these generous supporters: 

AmazonSmile - your regular online shopping can benefit Komen Austin.
Bravelets - for every purchase, $10 is donated to the associated cause.

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