Komen NC Foothills is Merging with Komen Northwest NC

Together We Will Make a Greater Impact

For the past 16 years, dedicated volunteers at Komen NC Foothills worked tirelessly to provide grants to local health organizations and organize the annual Race for the Cure.  Over the past several years major changes at Susan G. Komen® National proved to be too challenging for a volunteer based Affiliate.

With this said Komen NC Foothills Board of Directors knew they needed to merge with another Affiliate in order to further the mission of Susan G. Komen® in the Foothills communities.  Over the past eight months Komen NC Foothills and Komen Northwest NC have been working on a merger that would ensure a smooth transition and more importantly, that mission work would continue in the Foothills counties.  It is with much enthusiasm that we let you know that Susan G. Komen® Northwest NC will be responsible for breast health outreach initiatives in Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties as of January 1, 2016.

Komen Northwest NC’s primary goals are to empower individuals through breast health education; ensure quality of care for all; and, energize science to find the cures.  We will be engaged in all counties we serve which includes the Foothills!  Seventy-five percent of the funds raised throughout our 22-county service area will continue to stay local and the remaining twenty-five percent will go towards national breast cancer research.

Please know that we will continue to host the Foothills Race for the Cure® in October.  We are currently looking to solidify the date.  Our staff will work closely with many of the dedicated Race volunteers to make the Foothills Race even more memorable.  In addition, health care organizations in the Foothills area are applying for grants to assist local women and men.

We are seeking partners to either sponsor the Race for the Cure OR sponsor breast health outreach initiatives.  If you are interested in a sponsorship, please email Megan Wood at mwood@komennorthwestnc.org.

We hope you are as excited as we are to build upon the work already established in the Foothills region, and we need your help! If you would like to volunteer with us, know we will be hosting a Volunteer Open House in the Foothills area in January 2016. Please call us at 1-844-812-3545 or email Gina Simmons at gsimmons@komennorthwestnc.org.

Visit our website at komennorthwestnc.org to learn more about our local impact and all the unique mission programs we offer. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at 336-721-0037 or toll-free at 1-844-812-3545 or email info@komennorthwestnc.org.

 

Together We Will Make a Greater Impact,

Diana JC Parrish

Executive Director