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Welcome to Komen Volunteer Training!

Welcome to Komen Volunteer Training!. Komen Central Virginia Affiliate. Training Objectives. Komen Organization History and our Promise History of the Richmond Affiliate How funds are used. Komen Volunteers Discuss responsibilities & expectations (Volunteer toolkit) Learn the basics of:

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Welcome to Komen Volunteer Training!

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  1. Welcome to Komen Volunteer Training! Komen Central Virginia Affiliate

  2. Training Objectives • Komen Organization • History and our Promise • History of the Richmond Affiliate • How funds are used • Komen Volunteers • Discuss responsibilities & expectations (Volunteer toolkit) • Learn the basics of: • Breast Health • Early detection

  3. The Komen Story A Sister’s Promise Established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died of breast cancer at 36

  4. Our Promise • Our promise is our mission – ending breast cancer forever by… • Empoweringpeople • Ensuringquality of care for all • Energizingscience to find a cure

  5. Victories and the Fight Ahead • More Early Detection – 75% of women over 40 get mammograms • More Hope – 5 year survival is 98% • More Research – $900 million a year • More Survivors – 2.5 million in America

  6. Central Virginia Affiliate Overview

  7. Grant awards exceed $600,000 Race participation exceeds 8,400 & Race Donations exceed $650,000 Central Virginia Affiliate Timeline “Cancer Survivor Symposium Series” in partnership with Massey Cancer Center Name updated from Komen Richmond Grant & Research Awards since 1998 exceed $1M 1st Richmond Race for the Cure: 1,200 gather to participate! 6thFavorite Charity by readers of Richmond Magazine Favorite Charity event by readers of Richmond Magazine 1st Survivor Celebration and Grantee Recognition Events are held First Executive Director hired & office opens Awarded over $58,000 in grants Race raises over $1M overall with 9,800 participants Grant awards exceed $100,000 Grant awards exceed $500,000 1998 1999 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010

  8. Where Does Your Money Go? 25% Cutting-edge Research 75% Innovative Community Programs

  9. Grants Investing in our Community2011 Grantees - $643,682 • Access Now • Augusta Regional Free Clinic • Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation • Breast Health Coalition of the Valley • Centra – Pearson Cancer Center • Central Virginia Health Services • Community Memorial Health Center • CrossOver Ministry • Fan Free Clinic • Halifax Regional Health System • LINC • Nueva Vida • Senior Connections/Capital Area Agency on Aging • Sisters Network Central Virginia, Inc. • Virginia State University Health Center

  10. Education • Komen Educators: • Community health fairs and speaking engagements • Educational materials • E-newsletter • Website www.KomenCentralVA.org • Facebook and Twitter

  11. Breast Health Resources

  12. 2nd Annual Ride For The Cure Ride for the Cure Over 200 Participants Over $100,000 raised!

  13. 2010 Race for the Cure® Race for the Cure Over 9,000 Participants Over $800,000 raised! Save the Date: May 7, 2011! • 10,000 Participants • $1 million

  14. Breast Health Basics

  15. Breast Cancer by the Numbers • 1 in 33 women will die from breast cancer • 1 in 8 women will have a cumulative lifetime risk of developing breast cancer if they live to age 85. • Every 3 minutes: someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer • Every 13 minutes: someone in the U.S. dies from breast cancer • 192,370 women and 1,910 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer • 40,170 women and 440 men will die of this disease

  16. Breast Self-Awareness (BSA) • Know Your Risk • Get Screened • Know what is normal for you • Make healthy lifestyle choices

  17. 1. Know Your Risk • Talk to your family about your family health history • Talk to your doctor about your personal risk of breast cancer

  18. Risk Factors • The most common risk factors are being female and getting older • Other risk factors include having a family history of breast cancer or certain other cancers, an inherited genetic mutation, carcinoma in situ, dense breasts, radiation exposure at a young age, reproductive factors… • There are known risk factors that you can control and others you cannot change

  19. 2. Get Screened • Ask your doctor which screening tests are right for you if you are at higher risk • Have a mammogram every year starting at age 40 if you are at average risk • Have a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years starting at 20, and every year starting at 40

  20. 3. Know What is Normal for You • Know how your breasts look and feel • Report changes to your health care provider right away

  21. Lumps, hard knots or thickening Unusual swelling, warmth or redness Change in size or shape of breast Dimpling or puckering of the skin Itchy, scaly sore or rash on nipple Pulling in of nipple or other parts of the breast Sudden nipple discharge Pain in one spot that does not go away BREAST CHANGES THAT SHOULD BE EVALUATED BY YOUR DOCTOR:

  22. 4. Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices • Maintain a healthy weight • Add exercise into your routine • Limit alcohol intake

  23. TO REVIEW… • Every woman is at risk. • When found early, the 5-year survival rate is over 98 percent in the U.S • Know your risk - talk about your health history in your family – then talk to your doctor to help you understand your personal risk. • Get screened. • Learn what is normal for you. Report breast changes to your doctor. • Make healthy lifestyle choices.

  24. Resources Local Resources (804) 320-1772 www.KomenCentralVA.org (this training will be available on the website) • Komen National Resources • 1-877 GO KOMEN • (1-877-465-6636) • Bilingual • www.Komen.org • Purchase or download educational materials at: • www.ShopKomen.com

  25. Komen Educator Program

  26. Early Detection Saves Lives! • When breast cancer is confined to the breast, the five-year survival rate is more than 98 percent.

  27. How do we let other know the importance of early detection? YOU!

  28. Race Volunteer Opportunities: • Race Day: • Saturday, May 7th • 6:30am • Parking Greeters • Post-Race Food • Sponsor Booths • Team & Survivor Photos • Kid’s Activities • 7:30am • Start line • Information Booths • Course Marshals • Cureleaders and Rovers • Packet Pick-up • Thursday, May 5th • 11:00am – 9:00pm • Friday, May 6th • 11:00am – 9:00pm • 3-4 hour shifts • Office Support: • Mondays – Fridays, 9am-5pm in March & April

  29. Q&A Thank you for your participation!

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