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Susan G. Komen® Florida

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Susan G. Komen Florida is the First Responders to Breast Cancer
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BigWig Shaves Her Head in Support of Sister

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In support of her sister and those currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer, West Palm Beach Police Officer Kassandra Placeres shaves her head. Officer Placeres is a 2019 Komen Florida BigWig.

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Warrior In Pink - Dawn Failla

Dawn’s family and friends were there for her every step of the way. Her mom left Florida to take care of her for six-months flying back and forth. Her sister and best friend stepped in to drive her to chemotherapy and radiation. It’s what got Dawn through her cancer journey. Click here to read more of Dawn's story. 

Age: 48
Years as a Survivor: 12-year survivor; Triple Ductal Carcinoma
Hometown: New Jersey (self-proclaimed Jersey Girl)
Hobbies: Anything artistic, painting, making jewelry, playing guitar. Loves the beach, especially snorkeling. Also loves animal rescue, particularly Pug Rescue of South Florida.

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Susan G. Komen Florida Lobby Day
November 5-6, 2019 in Tallahassee, Florida

Join Susan G. Komen, breast cancer patients, warriors, co-survivors, physicians, and researchers as they advocate for quality breast health care and funding for research and breast screenings in Florida. For more details, email advocacy@komenflorida.org.

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Komen Scholar Spotlight: Dr. David Mankoff

With funding from Susan G. Komen, Dr. David Mankoff uses Positron Emission Tomography/Computerized Tomography (PET/CT) to measure breast cancer metabolism in patients and predict tumor behavior and response to targeted cancer therapy. Click here to learn more about Dr. Mankoff.

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BigWigs on the Front Lines is a six-week fundraising campaign from September 16 - October 25, 2019 that celebrates first responders and community heroes fighting breast cancer. Through BigWigs on the Front Lines, you will have the opportunity to join with your colleagues to raise funds for life saving screening, treatment, and education services provided throughout Florida. Together, you can help us reach our Bold Goal to reduce breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2026. 

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The 2020 Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure will take place on Saturday, January 25th in Downtown West Palm Beach. The last day for discounted $25 adult online registration is October 1st at 11:59 P.M. Fees will then increase by $10 with an additional $5 increase the day of Race. Register today!

You can register as an individual, join a team, start a team with friends and family, or rally your coworkers to form a corporate team.

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On behalf of the women (and men) of Florida, we ask you to join us in the fight against breast cancer by participating in Downtowns Go Pink this October. Restaurants and shops lining the avenues of our cities and towns will become destination hot spots by offering special promotions to raise funds for state-wide, life-saving breast cancer programs and research. You can promote your business while you support those in Florida in need of our services. Downtowns Go Pink will recognize your support throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Download the participation agreement form and please complete and return no later than September 20, 2019 to be included in our promotional efforts. It would be our privilege to partner with your business. Together, we can make the 3rd Annual Downtowns Go Pink a success that saves lives.

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Rally for the Cure is Susan G. Komen’s grassroots program that spreads awareness and raises funds to fight breast cancer through golf, tennis, bowling, and dining events. Since 1996, more than 35,000 volunteer Ambassadors have helped fund life-saving community breast cancer programs and research to find cures for breast cancer. Click here to find out more information about starting a Rally for the Cure.

Help us reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026 by spreading the word about the Susan G. Komen Breast Care Helpline, 
1-877 GO KOMEN. 
Because financial hardship should never keep anyone from the treatment they need.

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Susan G. Komen® Florida
1309 North Flagler Drive, 5th Floor | West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Telephone (561) 514-3020
Fax (561) 514-3531