Awareness is not enough.

Now more than ever, it’s essential we do all that we can to save lives. Why focus on action rather than awareness?

Every fall, the Breast Cancer Community seeks to reignite the sense of urgency behind Breast Cancer Awareness Month, reminding the public that more than 42,000 people in the U.S. are dying every year from this disease.

Our first instinct is to raise awareness of a cause that we are passionate about, wanting others to learn and become as passionate as we are— but once we have the awareness, where does ACTION start? It begins with each of us… and all of us! We have the power. Make the commitment to end breast cancer by making small changes in your life, in your workplace and in your community.

If there is one lesson the pandemic has taught us, it is that we know that awareness is not enough. We must take action to End Breast Cancer Forever.

“This month we are asking you to TAKE ACTION.” – Erica Terry, Komen KSWMO CEO

Here are five ways you can take action:

“I will get screened.”

Schedule your mammogram, check in with your close friends & family members to make sure they get screened, and exercise daily.

Need a mammogram? Schedule your mammogram today at:


“I will advocate & share resources.”

Share our one-stop-shop toolkit with your network.


“I will vote in the Election.”

The right to vote is a privilege that U.S. Citizens are granted once they turn 18 years old. Make sure to vote in the General Election on Tuesday, November 3. Need more information about voter registration? Visit Kansas Secretary of State’s website here and Missouri Secretary of State’s website here.

To find your 2020 candidates, visit Susan G. Komen’s Center for Public Policy website. See who is running where you live!


“I will invest in community solutions.”

Consider making a donation to Susan G. Komen Kansas & Western Missouri to support research, drive impact, and save lives. Check out our Fundraising Toolkit!


“I will register for the walk.”

Join us this year for our virtual More Than Pink Walk… and more! Register here, #WalkWhereYouAre daily, start fundraising today, and tune in to our first-ever live Broadcast Celebration on Saturday, October 24, at 5:00 p.m. CDT on our YouTube Channel or Facebook Page


You have the power to create change every day. Make the commitment to end breast cancer by making small changes in your life, in your workplace, and in your community. The time to take action is NOW!