Allison Titus Keynotes the Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington Lunch for the Cure

Portland, OR – April 9th, 2018 - Komen Oregon announces their annual Lunch for the Cure, Wednesday April 11th at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland. 

Lunch for the Cure brings together business and community leaders who recognize the importance of investing in saving lives and ending breast cancer.  This year, Lunch for the Cure focuses on taking action and being More Than Pink.

Keynote speaker, Allison Titus (17 years of age), a More Than Pink Ambassador will share her story.  In 2003, Allison’s mother, just 34 years old, died of breast cancer, leaving behind Allison, 3, and sisters Laura, 6, and Kelley, 8 months.  Each year since, Allison and her family have participated in Race for the Cure in honor of their mother.  Together, as a family, they have raised more than $250,000 in the fight against breast cancer.

“When 1 in 7 women is diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, there is no more important focus on women’s health.  Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women in the U.S., so Komen remains vigilant in its campaign to change these statistics.  Our commitment is to make forward progress in advancing technology to detect breast cancer earlier, support women of color facing significant health disparities, and funding cutting-edge research.  Leaders at Lunch for the Cure will give generously to save lives and leave a legacy for the next generations,” says Ann Berryman, Director of Development and Communications. 

The Lunch will feature a Silent Auction including the chance to have an authentic Hawaiian dinner with Komen Oregon CEO, Andrew Asato, catered at your own home. A Golden Raffle Ticket with the chance to win airline tickets or a custom home bar and new this year, a Wine Pull including an opportunity to take home a grand prize bottle worth over $75.

Guests will enjoy a special dessert treat from Love Bites by Carnie (Carnie Wilson) and signature cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Limited seats available to those who would like to learn more about what Komen Oregon has accomplished and what they have planned for the future in the fight against breast cancer.  To purchase tickets, visit komenoregon.org.

About Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington

In the last 27 years, the local organization has funneled nearly $19.5 million into programs that prioritize the importance of improving and building on the quality of life for survivors and fighters, emphasize the value of early detection and screenings, as well as provide financial assistance for access to treatment.  Another $12.4 million has been dedicated, locally, to cutting edge research.  Go to Komenoregon.org.

About Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Nationally, since 1982, Komen has funded $3 billion in funding to research, screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide.

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