Susan G. Komen Kansas + Western Missouri (Komen KSWMO) will recognize October as Breast Cancer ACTION Month!

Now more than ever, it’s essential we do all that we can to save lives.

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.

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 #EndBreastCancerForever!


As a Black woman, it is essential for me to join in this fight and use my influence and voice to speak on an issue in which we see nationally 40% more deaths for younger Black women AND from more aggressive forms. — Bria Berry,  KomenKSWMO Community Health Volunteer


Here are 5 key actions you can take to improve the life of your community:

1. #GetBack2Health now.

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


2. Register to Vote.

Make plans to vote in the General Election November 3. Need more information on voter registration? Visit Kansas Secretary of State’s website here and Missouri Secretary of State’s website here.



3. Sign Up for Komen KSWMO’s Virtual More Than Pink Experience 2020.

Yes, we are taking this year’s More Than Pink Walk to a virtual setting… and more! Register here, #WalkWhereYouAre, and start fundraising today!


4. Download our Breast Cancer Action Month Toolkit.

You don’t have to be a health educator to empower others – just an advocate passionate about breast cancer prevention and breast health issues. In just a few moments, you can make a huge difference.  Pledge to take action daily. Download now & share!


The belief in the possibility of life without #BreastCancer is enough reason for me to take action daily. –Carol Bush, Komen KSWMO Impact Director.


5. Invest in your community.

Consider making a donation to Susan G. Komen Kansas & Western Missouri to support research, drive impact, and save lives.


Join us today. 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.



#BCActionMonth Online Events & Partner Opportunities!


More Than Pink Experience – Walk Where YOU Are!  (Yes, It’s a Virtual Walk….and MORE!)

             WHEN:  Now through October 31, 2020

             Get Registered!  Pledge to be More Than Pink & Take ACTION today!

             Have questions?  We’ve got answers.  Check out our  FAQ Page!

             Learn More from CEO Erica Terry – Announcing the 2020 More Than Pink EXPERIENCE! (More than a Virtual Walk!)


Breast Cancer ACTION Month toolkit

             Read & Download from our website NOW!

             Learn more – Take Action Now: Here’s Where To Get Free & Low-Cost Mammograms


September 23 

Noon :  Let’s Do Lunch with Early Detection Works! 

Early detection is absolutely essential to preventing breast cancer related deaths, but what exactly does it involve?

The Early Detection Works Program is a CDC (Center for Disease Control) sponsored program that helps pay for breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostics for Kansas women of average risk. We’ll be delving into this program and answering questions like:

Why is early detection important?
What is the EDW Program?
Who is eligible? Where are providers located?
How can I access EDW services?

Click on the image to watch the replay!





6PM CTKansas Nurse Advocacy Cancer COVID & Coverage

             Learn more about the event & register – it’s FREE!

             Featuring US Rep Sharice Davids & KS Rep John Eplee

            Co-hosts:  Alliance for a Healthy Kansas, Oncology Nursing Society, Komen KSWMO, ACS CAN Kansas 


OCT 3  11-3pm CT – EMPOWER Virtual Sessions with Total Health Conferencing (FREE)

Featuring the following Breast Health champions from our region as speakers!  Register HERE. 

Jennifer Klemp, PhD – The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Allison Banikowski, PhD – Komen KSWMO Champion

Heather Wright-Renick, RN, OCN, CBCN – The Breast Center at St Catherine’s Hospital


EMPOWER aims to allow the unanswered, confusing, scary, and practical questions to be posed by patients and providers alike and to capture the dialogue in a virtual and enduring format. Join us in our pursuit to give patients and providers a clearer communication strategy, to EMPOWER them to be bold and brave in listening to each other.


OCT 6 – Pink Party with Independence, MO  Mid-Continent Library (FREE) Click on the image to register or go to the Mid-Continent Library Facebook Page HERE!


OCT 23  @Noon   –  Virtual Pink Power Luncheon – KSU Johnson Cancer Research Center (FREE) Learn More & Register HERE!

Although we’re unable to meet for lunch this year due to COVID-19, we are excited to offer a virtual version of this special event! We’re still working on ways to make it fun and informative, including mailing materials and prizes, but we already have a great keynote speaker! We hope attendees will be inspired, motivated and empowered to take action against breast cancer. As always, this event is free, but space is limited and registration is required.


The 2020 Pink Power Luncheon keynote speaker is Liz Benditt, a four-time cancer survivor, the president of Balm Box, and a lecturer for the KU School of Business. Ms. Benditt, who is a Komen Kansas & Western Missouri Woman of Action, will share her inspirational story of going from cancer patient to “cancer-preneur.” Her story demonstrates that the finish line does not have to be the end of the journey; it can represent a new beginning.

For updates on this event, follow the KSU Johnson Cancer Research Center on Facebook or Twitter.



OCT 24 – More Than Pink Broadcast Celebration at 5:00 p.m. CST – (Featuring a LIVE video Premier on our Facebook)

  • Stay Tuned & Follow our Social Channels: Facebook & You Tube with mini-features on Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn

November 1-3 – Get Out The Vote  – Register to Vote & Support our Poll-workers!