As 2016 draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment and say thank you. Thank you to the individuals and corporate donors, thank you to the students and sports teams who fundraised during Volley for the Cure and thank you to the central and southeast Ohio communities who helped to raise awareness and … More Thank you to our MORE THAN PINK™ Heroes!
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Unfortunately, women who are diagnosed with breast cancer in Ohio are more likely to die than almost anywhere in the U.S. This could be your family, a friend, or even a coworker. Our mission is to save lives and end breast cancer … More Local Media Stand Together for the Cure
Brittany Beitel has made breast cancer awareness and prevention her mission. “I want to make a difference. I don’t care if I get ONE person to do a self breast exam, if I get ONE person to think about their bodies and how important it is to listen to your own body, I will continue … More Brittany Beitel | Komen Columbus Co-Honorary Race Chair
Tara Ernske is an avid proponent of keeping up with routine breast exams. “I want all women, especially younger women, to do their monthly breast self-exams and to be sure to see a physician once a year for a breast exam.” Tara knows first-hand the importance of these exams. During her own annual checkup at … More Tara Ernske |Komen Columbus Race Co-Honorary Race Chair
Written by: Julie McMahon | Director of Mission at Komen Columbus In 2015, both the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released guidelines for the recommended age of regular mammography. ACS raised its age recommendation for women of average risk to 45, while USPSTF recommends 50 for the same … More Making Sense of Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
What’s pink and green and white all over? A Bobcat breast cancer supporter! Last year we saw 1,650 breast cancer survivors, advocates and friends at the inaugural Athens Race for the Cure, and at this year’s Race, we’re hoping to see even more. Join us at the Second Annual Athens Race for the Cure on … More Save the Date | Athens Race for the Cure | Oct. 23, 2016
Being your own advocate is a very personal matter for Ashlee Hunt. Ashlee has no family history of breast cancer; she actually has no family history of cancer of any kind. “Too often, young women are brushed off by doctors because breast cancer is not as common in younger women or because they do not … More Ashlee Hunt |Komen Columbus Race Co-Honorary Chair