COVID-19 Action Fund

Your help is needed now, more than ever.

Susan G. Komen Chicago established the COVID-19 Action Fund to support urgent needs among our breast cancer community today.

Who’s At Risk?


The coronavirus pandemic is new, unprecedented and confusing. Komen is committed to keeping you informed with the latest news and guidance as the situation evolves.

Those most vulnerable within the breast cancer community include those living with metastatic breast cancer, breast cancer patients and survivors. Certain breast cancer therapies can cause immune systems to be compromised both during and long after treatment ends.

 

 

 

You can help ensure support continues for those in need, including:

Take Precaution, What You Need to Know

Tips and Resources to Protect Yourself and Your Family

    Breast cancer patients are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19.

    Learn about coronavirus and your risks.

    To minimize exposure to COVID-19, Susan G. Komen suggests healthy women of average breast cancer risk who do not have signs of breast cancer delay their annual mammogram. At the same time, it’s just as important to know your normal and understand the warning signs of breast cancer to contact a doctor if you see changes.

    Learn more about Komen’s recommendations and knowing your normal.

    Undue stress may be experienced by anyone during this pandemic, especially by those more vulnerable to COVID-19.

    Learn how to reduce and manage stress.

    Latest News and Updates

    COVID-19 Response is Evolving, Remain Informed

      Komen will provide the latest news, updates, and recommendations via the Komen Blog.

      Advocacy Day
      Advocacy Day is still scheduled for May 5, 2020 but is now a virtual event. Registration can be found HERE

      Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference
      Originally scheduled for April 3 – 4, 2020 has been rescheduled for August 21 – 22, 2020. Please continue to check this page for the most up to date information or visit the Conference page HERE. If you have further questions on the conference, please email  mbc@komenchicago.org. For those that have already registered for the 2020 event, your registration will be honored for the forthcoming new date.

      Race for the Cure 2020
      Originally scheduled for May 10, 2020 we have rescheduled for Saturday, October 24, 2020, still at Montrose Harbor. Additional information and questions related to this Walk can be found HERE.

      Annual Gala
      Though this event has historically been held the last weekend of October, this year we will celebrate our annual gala on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Please check back for more information!

       

      We are here for YOU!

      Please reference the list below to reach the appropriate staff person.  If you need information, please visit our website anytime at www.komenchicago.org. For more information on COVID-19 specifically, pleaseclick here.


      Support for breast cancer patients and survivors is imperative.

      You can rest assured that the staff of Komen Chicago remains available to help. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need support or guidance in your breast cancer journey during these uncertain times. We want to make sure you are taken care of.

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