I Am Komen®
I Am Komen® is the mission engagement program of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series that motivates people to take action steps that may reduce their risk of breast cancer. It speaks to the importance of early detection and healthy living while encouraging everyone to make a personal commitment to their breast health. I Am Komen® is a “Declaration” to join the Komen community as an ambassador in the fight against breast cancer.
On Race Day
On Race Day, you can visit our interactive I Am Komen® booth to learn more about breast self-awareness and how to make a Declaration. You can spin the wheel for prizes and take home breast health education information. You’ll also see our Rovers in the bright green I Am Komen® shirts; they’ll be sharing the message of early detection, distributing EduCards and I Am Komen® stickers. All throughout the Race, you’ll see and hear our efforts to educate, empower, and engage our participants.
Make a Declaration Today!
What is a Declaration? A Declaration is an emphatic statement, a promise or commitment to take one or more action steps that may reduce the risk of breast cancer. A Declaration is also a self-empowered choice to join the Komen community in doing whatever it takes to end breast cancer forever.
This year, we are asking participants to make a Declaration on-site (on Race Day) or online:
- Race participants can go to the I Am Komen® booth, spin the wheel and answer a ‘Myth or Fact’ question, write a Declaration on a dry erase board and take a photo in our photo area. You can then post your picture (using #IAmKomen) online via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
- Or, Participants can visit IAmKomen.org, click on the “Make a Declaration” icon in the center of the page, and follow the prompts.
- Once you’ve made your Declaration (and uploaded a picture of your Race day experience), you can ‘declare and share’ your Declaration and inspire others to join Komen in the fight against breast cancer.
What you can do to help
For more information about the I Am Komen® program, breast health information, and ways that you can personally get involved, please visit iamkomen.org.
If you’re interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at our Race, including becoming an I Am Komen® volunteer, please contact us or visit our Volunteer page. Our I Am Komen® program is ideal for volunteers of all ages seeking to get involved in the Komen Race for the Cure®.