Get Involved-Spotlight: Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Komen’s presence in Austin began in 1997 with a Race for the Cure ® and was incorporated as an Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in 1999. The Komen Austin Affiliate serves LOCAL communities by providing funding for life-saving breast cancer programs which provide education, screening and medical treatment for women and men who otherwise could not afford it and international research for the cures.
Ensuring quality care for all. energizing science to find the cures.
- We believe that to eliminate breast cancer forever, we must not only invest in research for future generations, but also help meet breast health needs of women and families facing the disease today.
- 75 percent of the proceeds stay in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties to fund programs that deliver screening, education, and treatment.
- 25 percent of the proceeds fund research for the cures. Next to the United States government, Komen is the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world.
Since 1999, the Komen Austin Affiliate has provided more than $10.5 million in funding to LOCAL community clinics, hospitals and health care organizations for breast screening, diagnosis and treatment, and research for the cures. We also serve as an educational resource to the organizations and companies in our service area.
To save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
That is what Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen. In 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® launched the global breast cancer movement through patient advocacy, building awareness and rasing funds for research and community outreach programs. Komen is the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting to end breast cancer forever.
Texas Mamma Jamma (Reunion Ranch) – Saturday, Oct. 1
Alamo PINK Girlie Night (Alamo Ritz) – Tuesday, Oct. 18
Stiletto Stampede for the Cure (Hill Country Galleria) – Saturday, Oct. 22
Pink in the Rink (Cedar Park Center) – Saturday, Oct. 22
Pink Fest (Cypress Creek Cafe) – Saturday, Oct. 22
Komen Austin Race for the Cure (Downtown Austin) – Sunday, Nov. 13
Komen credits its success to the many outstanding volunteers who share their energy, ideas, talents and enthusiasm in the fight against breast cancer. Our volunteers come in all sizes, shapes and colors, but their hearts are pink and their caring has no limit. Are you a leader, a thinker or a doer? Use your talents in our promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever!
For questions, feel free to contact Jen Harman at firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have a Speaker’s Bureau which is run by our Director of Mission Services, Monica Saavedra. This group does require training and will attend community events and speaking engagements on behalf of the Affiliate. You can contact Monica directly at email@example.com for more details.
The Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® offers hundreds of volunteer opportunities each year for the Komen Austin Race for the Cure®, special events, office assistance, fundraising, education, public relations, public policy, community outreach, finance and much more! Volunteer orientations are offered periodically throughout the year and Komen Austin welcomes you to attend to learn more about the Komen promise, Komen Austin Affiliate, volunteer needs and much more! Komen Austin is actively recruiting volunteers in the following counties: Travis, Williamson, Hays, Caldwell and Bastrop. Whether you are looking for a year-round commitment or a one-time event, the Komen Austin Affiliate has a place for you.
5508 Parkcrest Drive, Suite 203, Austin, TX 78731
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
512.473.0900 | www.komenaustin.org
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