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Brunching 4 Breast Cancer – Sunday, August 7, 2016
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Baton Rouge Brunches and Mestizo are excited to announce the “Brunching 4 Breast Cancer” Charity Brunch at Mestizo Louisiana Mexican Cuisine. 20% of all purchases from the brunch menu will be donated to Komen Baton….

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Power of One
The power of 1

Can one person really make a difference in the fight against breast cancer?  After looking at this video we hope that YOU will be the Power of One.

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Komen Baton Rouge’s Race for the Cure named Best Charity Event
Best-of-225

Thank you Baton Rouge for naming Susan G. Komen Baton Rouge’s Race for the Cure the Best Charity Event in the 11th Annual Best of 225 Awards. For more information about the awards, pick up….

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Komen Spotlight

Update on Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer
Update on Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

The study of genetics and breast cancer has evolved rapidly over the past decade. In the past, genetic testing looked at only one or two genes, but now panel or multi-gene testing is becoming more….

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Palliative Care for Breast Cancer
Palliative Care for Breast Cancer

Palliative care is a special type of health care for people with a serious illness. Its goal is to improve the quality of life of both patients and their families.

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Our Mission

It’s simple.  Komen Baton Rouge is fighting breast cancer.  How?

  • * Funding programs that support those in the fight to save lives
  • * Educating individuals about breast cancer risk factors, the importance of early detection and the resources that are available to them
What We Do

Komen Baton Rouge is the local source for funding programs that provide breast health services, breast cancer education and outreach in our 10-parish service area.

We empower the residents in our service area with information about the importance of early detection and breast health. We donate 75 percent of net funds raised to vital local breast health services, and dedicate the remaining 25 percent to national research to find the cures.

Since 1996, Komen Baton Rouge has invested more than $3.5 million into the Greater Baton Rouge area via its annual community grants program to fund breast health programs and services for medically underserved Greater Baton Rouge residents.

The Difference We Make

Komen Baton Rouge is part of the big picture to eradicate breast cancer.  But we’re also focused on the local needs of our neighbors.  We are dedicated to educating the residents in our service area about breast cancer and the resources available along with funding life-saving screening and treatment programs for our neighbors currently battling this disease. Komen Baton Rouge grant funds supported the following services during 2014 - 2015:

* 1765 Mammograms

* 834 Clinical Breast Exams

* 428 Breast Cancer Diagnostic Services

* 130 Transportation Assistance

* 110 Prescriptions Assistance tr

* 74 Support Group Services

* Breast cancer education and breast self-awareness materials for healthcare providers and the community

The Difference You Make

Join Komen Baton Rouge in the fight to beat breast cancer.  You can donate your time or resources  or host a fundraiser in our 10-parish service area.  You can know your normal and encourage those around you to know theirs.  You can be a listening ear and strong shoulder to family and friends who are in the battle.  And you can be an inspiration and tell your story as a survivor.  There is a place for you in this fight.  Your dollar might be the one that ultimately finds one of the cures.  Your presentation might encourage a listener to get a mammogram and find her cancer at an earlier stage.  Contact us today.  We’re here to partner with you.

Contact Us

We’re always only a click or a call away.  However you reach us, we are always happy to help you.

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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F: 225-454-6827
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