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I’m a Breast Cancer Survivor: Jackie Daly

I’m a Breast Cancer Survivor: Jackie Daly by Pypeline Editing I received a phone call from the radiology department after a mammogram letting me know there was a shadow on the ultrasound of my right breast…..

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I’m a Breast Cancer Survivor: Dawn Berry

In March 2005, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer on my left breast. I had found the lump and went in for a mammogram, an ultrasound, then a biopsy. I was sitting in….

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I’m a Breast Cancer Survivor: Carolyn Evans

I’m an avid golfer and I was at our opening day luncheon. I made the mistake of going outside to call about my biopsy results from the previous day. I was sure it was going….

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Komen Spotlight

What You Need to Know About Breast Density
What You Need to Know About Breast Density

Breast density is an important breast cancer risk factor that can also affect the ability of mammograms to detect some tumors.

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Financial Resources
Financial Resources

Did you know that there are many financial resources that can help people living with breast cancer?

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Our Mission
It's simple. We're fighting breast cancer in Northern Nevada. How?
  • Funding programs that support those in the fight to save lives
  • Educating Northern Nevada about breast cancer risk factors, the importance of early detection and the resources that are available to them
What We Do

Komen Northern Nevada serves thousands of Northern Nevada women in 11 counties in Nevada and also expands into Northern California to include Lassen County and small portions of 3 counties in the Sierra Nevada Mountains that border Lake Tahoe as the local source for funding programs that provide low-cost or free screening mammograms, diagnostic testing and breast cancer treatment to uninsured or underinsured Northern Nevada residents.

We empower Northern Nevada residents with information about the importance of early detection and breast health.
We donate 75 percent of net funds raised to vital local breast health services, and dedicate the remaining 25 percent to national research to find the cures.
Since 1999, Komen Northern Nevada has invested more than $3.3 million into Northern Nevada via its annual community grants program to fund breast health programs and services for medically-under served Northern Nevada residents.

The Difference We Make
Komen Northern Nevada is part of the big picture to eradicate breast cancer. But we're also focused on the local needs of our neighbors. We are dedicated to educating Northern Nevada about breast cancer and the resources available along with funding life-saving screening and treatment programs for our neighbors currently battling this disease. Komen Northern Nevada funding provided the following in the 2014-15 grant cycle:
  • over 600 screening mammograms
  • over 200 diagnostic services to follow up on abnormal screenings
  • 22 cancers were diagnosed as a result
  • nearly $70,000 in financial assistance to women in treatment
The Difference You Make
Join Komen Northern Nevada in the fight to beat breast cancer. You can donate your time or resources, host a fundraiser or speak about this disease across Northern Nevada. You can know your normal and encourage those around you to know theirs. You can be a listening ear and strong shoulder to family and friends who are in the battle. And you can be an inspiration and tell your story as a survivor. There is a place for you in this fight. Your dollar might be the one that ultimately finds one of the cures. Your presentation might encourage a listener to get a mammogram and find her cancer at an earlier stage. Contact us today. We're here to partner with you.
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The Susan G. Komen® Promise:

To save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

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