National Breast Cancer Coalition

XPO Logistics Trucks and Drivers to Support Susan G. Komen 3-Day® Walks as Official Transportation Partner through 2022

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:00pm

In addition, the company will continue to provide storage for Komen equipment, supplies and merchandise between events.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, the company will continue to provide storage for Komen equipment, supplies and merchandise between events.
  • Josephine Berisha, chief human resources officer for XPO Logistics, said, Were proud to stand with Susan G. Komen in working toward a cure for breast cancer.
  • XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a leading provider of freight transportation services, primarily truck brokerage and less-than-truckload (LTL).
  • Susan G. Komen is the worlds leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

Advancements in reproductive medicine available at Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) can reduce the inheritance of genetic diseases like breast cancer

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:45pm

Individuals and couples with known genetic diseases can turn to Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) with preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic/single gene defects(PGT-M) to reduce the risk of passing genetic mutations to future offspring.

Key Points: 
  • Individuals and couples with known genetic diseases can turn to Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) with preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic/single gene defects(PGT-M) to reduce the risk of passing genetic mutations to future offspring.
  • Additionally, patients at risk for dominant gene mutations, such as breast cancer or inherited forms of colon cancer, can have individualized testing for these diseases.
  • While Rose is not a carrier for the breast cancer gene, she is a carrier of a rare X-linked genetic mutation called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome.
  • We are so fortunate to live in a world where we can now reduce the inheritance of deadly genetic diseases via IVF.

Shares for the Cure: Simplify Introduces Health Care ETF Benefiting Susan G. Komen

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 1:58pm

Simplify Asset Management (Simplify) , an innovative provider of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), today announced the launch of the Simplify Health Care ETF (PINK) , the first ETF committed to donating all of its net profits from managing the fund on an annual basis to Susan G. Komen, the worlds leading breast cancer organization.

Key Points: 
  • Simplify Asset Management (Simplify) , an innovative provider of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), today announced the launch of the Simplify Health Care ETF (PINK) , the first ETF committed to donating all of its net profits from managing the fund on an annual basis to Susan G. Komen, the worlds leading breast cancer organization.
  • This commitment will help support our advocacy, breakthrough research and important patient support and care for those facing the disease today.
  • I could not be more pleased to be working with the Simplify team on PINK, providing investors with an important new tool while supporting the crucial work of Susan G. Komen.
  • Susan G. Komen is the worlds leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

​​Bobbie and The Breasties Advocate For Insurance Equality For Moms Who Cannot Breastfeed Due To Breast Cancer

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 10:29pm

The petition focuses on closing the current policy gap surrounding insurance coverage for infant formula or donor milk. Right now, new moms in the U.S. can get a free breast pump but no coverage for formula or donor milk. Insurance coverage is tied solely to the health of the baby, not the physical capabilities of a mother to be able breastfeed. Coverage for formula or donor milk is only considered if the baby has a diagnosed medical condition. But in cases where the mom physically cannot breastfeed due to breast cancer or a mastectomy, the medical necessity for formula or donor milk still exists-- yet a policy to support them does not.

Key Points: 
  • Mothers who have undergone a mastectomy - either preventatively or as treatment for breast cancer - deserve insurance equality and inclusion in the policies that support infant feeding in the US.
  • Right now, new moms in the U.S. can get a free breast pump but no coverage for formula or donor milk.
  • Insurance coverage is tied solely to the health of the baby, not the physical capabilities of a mother to be able breastfeed.
  • For more information about Bobbie Breasties please and to donate to The Breasties please visit Bobbie Breasties.

American Cancer Society Teams Up with Bravo TV's Million Dollar Listing Star and CEO Ryan Serhant in the Fight to End Breast Cancer

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 1:00pm

and Bravo TV's Million Dollar Listing star and, in the fight against breast cancer.

Key Points: 
  • and Bravo TV's Million Dollar Listing star and, in the fight against breast cancer.
  • Additionally, this year, breast cancer surpassed lung cancer as the leading cancer diagnosed worldwide* and studies showed that Black women are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than White women.
  • Serhant will raise vital funds for breast cancer research, advocacy, health equity and patient support.
  • Since its inception, this annual program has raised more than $40 million towards the fight against breast cancer.

In Lead-up to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, New Hologic Global Women's Health Index Finds Globally Most Women Were Not Checked for Any Cancer in Past Year

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 10:32am

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In the lead-up to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Hologic Global Women's Health Index offers a glimpse into the current state of women's health and safety, especially as it relates to preventive testing for diseases including cancer. Worldwide, only 12% of women — approximately 300 million women — said in 2020 that they have been tested for any type of cancer in the past 12 months. Breast cancer on its own ranks about eighth on the leading causes of death for women globally, and in 2020, female breast cancer was the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world.

Key Points: 
  • Most women believe checkups help improve health, but 40% haven't talked to a healthcare professional in the past 12 months.
  • Breast cancer on its own ranks about eighth on the leading causes of death for women globally, and in 2020, female breast cancer was the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world.
  • The Hologic Global Women's Health Index found that 21% of U.S. women say they had been screened for any cancer in the past 12 months.
  • Hologic and the Global Women's Health Index are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Hologic, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries and territories.

In Lead-up to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, New Hologic Global Women's Health Index Finds Globally Most Women Were Not Checked for Any Cancer in Past Year

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 10:12am

Breast cancer on its own ranks about eighth on the leading causes of death for women globally, and in 2020, female breast cancer was the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world.

Key Points: 
  • Breast cancer on its own ranks about eighth on the leading causes of death for women globally, and in 2020, female breast cancer was the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world.
  • The Hologic Global Women's Health Index found that 21% of U.S. women say they had been screened for any cancer in the past 12 months.
  • The Hologic Global Women's Health Index offers the world an in-depth examination of critical markers for women's health and safety, by country and territory, and over time.
  • Hologic and the Global Women's Health Index are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Hologic, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries and territories.

Susan G. Komen®: Year of Screening Delays and Treatment Disruptions Due to COVID-19 Threaten Breast Cancer Progress

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 2:00pm

Facing a breast cancer diagnosis is difficult in the best of times, but more so during the uncertainty of a pandemic, said Paula Schneider, a breast cancer survivor and Komens CEO.

Key Points: 
  • Facing a breast cancer diagnosis is difficult in the best of times, but more so during the uncertainty of a pandemic, said Paula Schneider, a breast cancer survivor and Komens CEO.
  • Even without taking the impact of COVID-19 on screening and treatment into account, more than 44,000 people are expected to die this year from breast cancer in the U.S. alone.
  • In a single moment, a persons life changes forever there is life before breast cancer, and life after, noted Schneider.
  • Susan G. Komen is the worlds leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

ShoppingGives Announces Breast Cancer Awareness Coalition Benefitting the National Breast Cancer Foundation

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 1:38pm

CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ShoppingGives , the leading social impact commerce platform, today announced the Breast Cancer Awareness Coalition in partnership with National Breast Cancer Foundation to bring brands together in fundraising efforts supporting the fight against breast cancer during this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ShoppingGives , the leading social impact commerce platform, today announced the Breast Cancer Awareness Coalition in partnership with National Breast Cancer Foundation to bring brands together in fundraising efforts supporting the fight against breast cancer during this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  • "National Breast Cancer Foundation is honored to be chosen as the selected nonprofit for ShoppingGives' Breast Cancer Awareness Coalition.
  • "ShoppingGives is proud to partner with an amazing group of brands to support National Breast Cancer Foundation," said Ronny Sage, CEO & Founder of ShoppingGives.
  • Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Helping Women Now by providing early detection, education and support services to those affected by breast cancer.

Susan G. Komen® Spotlights Partners and Products for Consumers Looking to Make a Difference in the Fight Against Breast Cancer This October

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1:00pm

Susan G. Komens partners are offering wonderful products and services this year and we are so grateful for their support.

Key Points: 
  • Susan G. Komens partners are offering wonderful products and services this year and we are so grateful for their support.
  • Komen has partnered with more than 25 companies as part of the 3rd Annual Live Pink program.
  • Before consumers purchase a product that they think benefits a breast cancer charity, Komen recommends they ask themselves:
    What charity is the program supporting?
  • Susan G. Komen is the worlds leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever.