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DDT and Breast Cancer Risk
DDT

According to a 54-year, ongoing research study, women who had been exposed to higher levels of the pesticide DDT while in utero faced increased risk of breast cancer later in life than those who were exposed….

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Lisa Myers: Volunteer of the Month
Lisa Myers

We are excited to announce that Lisa Myers is the Volunteer of the Month! A survivor, Lisa played a key role in the success of our 1st Annual Riding 4 Racks event on May 9th…..

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Welcome Summer Interns!
Summer Interns

Please help us welcome our 2015 Summer Interns! Our interns are vital parts of the Komen Northwest NC team. They take on projects that make an impact here in our community while gaining valuable non-profit….

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Komen Spotlight

New BC Susceptibility Gene
New BC Susceptibility Gene

A study published in Nature Genetics marks the discovery of a new susceptibility gene called RECQL, which paves the way for future discoveries that will allow women to assess their risk and take action. 

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Answering Questions About Soy and BC
Answering Questions About Soy and BC

Many women are still looking for answers to key questions about soy’s potential risks and benefits. Ongoing research has helped to answer some of these questions.

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Local Impact of Our Mission

Komen Northwest NC is on a mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. How?

  • Grant programs that support survivors, pre-vivors, and co-survivors.
  • Educating our local community about breast cancer risk factors, the importance of early detection and the resources that are available to them.
What We Do Locally

Komen Northwest NC is the local source for grant programs that provide breast health services, breast cancer education and outreach in our 11-county service area.

We empower the communities of our service area with information about the importance of early detection and breast health. 75% of net funds raised stays local for screening and diagnostic services, breast health education outreach programs, support for survivors, co-survivors, pre-vivors and their families.

Since 2001, we have invested more than $5.5 million in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects in our 11-county service area and contributed over $2.1 million to national research grants.

The Difference We Make in Our 11 Counties

Komen Northwest NC is dedicated to educating residents in our service area about breast health, including importance of early detection. Through the grant program, funding is provided for life-saving screening and diagnostics. We connect residents to the many resources that are available. In 2013, our grants served 15,337 people, providing 1,915 clinical breast exams, 2,532 mammograms, and discovered 39 breast cancers here in Northwest NC.

We are here for our community. We live here, we work here, we save lives here, and we make an impact here. Whether you are a survivor, pre-vivor, co-survivor, family, or friend, we are here for you.

Help Make an Impact

Join Komen Northwest NC in the fight to beat breast cancer.  You can donate your time or resources  or host a fundraiser in our 11-county service area.  You can be aware of your own breast health and encourage others around you to know their normal too. You can be a listening ear and strong shoulder to family and friends who are in the battle. You can be an inspiration and tell your story as a survivor. There is a place for you in this fight.   Contact us today.  We’re here to partner with you.

Contact Us

We’re only a click or a call away.

  • Give us a call: 336-721-0037
  • Send us an e-mail: info@komennorthwestnc.org
  • Visit our office: 1106 Burke Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Our Partners

  • Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • Allegacy
  • Novant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Rhino
  • BB&T
  • iHeartMedia
  • Fox 8
  • Randolph Hospital

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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Susan G. Komen Northwest NC
1106 Burke Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
P: 336-721-0037
F: 336-721-0681
info@komennorthwestnc.org

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

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