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FEBRUARY 13, 2015

Join the Komen Lubbock Team! 

Komen Lubbock is pleased to announce two staff positions available, Executive Director and Development Coordinator.  

To apply, send cover letter, resume and application to by Friday, January 9, 2015.  Only complete submissions will be considered. 

Affiliate News

HB 438 Signed by the Governor
Thanks to the partnership between Texas Cancer Organizations, the Texas House Bill 438 for Oral Chemotherapy passed in the both the House and the Senate! This bill will require insurance companies to cover oral chemotherapy at the same level as intravenous chemotherapy. Thanks to everyone who supported this effort!.

State Lobby Day
Breast cancer survivors and advocates from across Texas traveled to Austin to stress to policymakers the importance of programs that help detect breast cancer early.

National Lobby Day
Local breast cancer survivors and activists representing the Lubbock Area Affiliate traveled to the nation’s capital April 14, joining hundreds of breast cancer activists from across the country.

Affiliate Monthly

When you support the Lubbock Area of Susan G. Komen, you help the YWCA of Lubbock. The YWCA began its Breast and Cervical Health Initiative in 1996. During its 15 year history, the program has been a significant force in the region’s fight against breast cancer and has provided outreach, education and service to more than 15,000 uninsured or underinsured men and women. With Komen grant funds, the YWCA of Lubbock provides underinsured or uninsured women in Lubbock county and the surrounding counties with free education and access to screening and diagnostic cancer services. To find out more about The YWCA of Lubbock visit or call (806)-792-2723 ext. 3247.

Because a picture can be worth a thousand words, there are now 11 short videos on different procedures throughout the Understanding Breast Cancer section of For example, you can now learn even more about needle biopsies, surgery options or lymphedema by watching these videos. Check them out to “see” and learn!

National Spotlight
Generating Hope for BC Patients with Dense Breasts
Women with dense breasts are 4-5 times more likely to develop breast cancer than those who have less dense breasts. Read how Komen funded scientist Dr. Gregory Longmore is shedding new light on why breast density is important to the survival of breast cancer cells.
Dr. Longmore
Passionately Pink For The Holidays!
Looking to make a difference this Holiday Season? How about going Passionately Pink? Look for party ideas at
Passionately Pink for the Cure logo