We are officially giving breast cancer our Stamp of Unapproval this October.


In September, Susan G. Komen HQ Unveiled their $26M Investment in Research, which is focused on Metastatic Breast Cancer and New Treatments.

Funded projects in New York State include:

  • Columbia University for testing a new way to improve treatment adherence in early stage and metastatic breast cancer patients.
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to study how two common mutations impact how metastatic breast cancer respond to targeted therapies.
  • Weill Medical College of Cornell University to study how ancestry, particularly African ancestry, contributes to triple negative breast cancer (TNBC).

Since originally established, Komen Upstate New York has contributed $5,747,214 to Komen research.To learn more about research projects underway, click here…

She Matters is a program within Upstate Cancer Center serving Central New York.

As one of our grantees, She Matters works to reduce breast cancer disparities in low-income communities, primarily with African American women.

With their new mobile mammography coach, they travel into neighborhoods to provide mammograms, helping to remove one of the most significant barriers of care – lack of access.

Mobile mammography coaches travel to urban and rural areas across New York State – to see what is available in your region, click here…

Our Upstate New York communities are truly taking action throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October! We know that breast cancer is #UNACCEPTABLE, and initiatives large and small are leading the charge to save lives.

You can find us in full force this week – look for our Stamp of Unacceptable and JOIN US!

  • Minkey Boodle Pink Party
    Buffalo | Oct. 2nd
  • Upstate Cancer Center’s VIPink
    Syracuse | Oct. 2nd
  • WNY Survivor Luncheon
    Buffalo | Oct. 5th
    Buffalo | Oct. 6
  • bubly sampling & Breast Cancer Education
    14 Walmart locations across Upstate!! | Oct. 11

Want to join us at an event or education event? Join us on Facebook @KomenUpstateNY to see how you can…

October 13th is Metastatic Breast Cancer Action Day.

There are currently more than 155,000 women and men living with metastatic breast cancer in the U.S. and in New York State, it is estimated that more than 2,410 will lose their battle to MBC in 2019 alone.

You can be a voice on the federal level by supporting the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act, which looks to waive the 5-month waiting period for Social Security Disability Insurance and the 24-month period for eligible Medicare benefits.

To learn more and take action today through Komen’s Center for Public Policy, click here…

October 2, 2019

Thin Man Brewery – Chandler St., Buffalo

Kick off breast cancer awareness and celebrate our month-long, state-wide partnership with Minkey Boodle!

RSVP here

October 2, 2019

Oasis/Healthlink – East Syracuse

Join us at Upstate Cancer Center’s VIPink event exclusively for breast cancer!

RSVP here

October 6, 2019

Rivers Casino & Event Center in Schenectady

Celebrate survivorship and those living everyday with Metastatic Breast Cancer.

More info here…

October 11, 2019

Walmart stores throughout Upstate NY

Komen Upstate New York volunteers will support bubbly tasting events across the state. Stop in to visit!

Location include:

CNY – Camillus, Fulton, Cicero

NENY – Latham & Saratoga Springs

ROCH – Brockport, Batavia, Macedon

Twin Tiers – Vestal, Big Flats, Watkins Glen

WNY – Niagara Falls, Lockport & Hamburg

October 10, 2019

Von Maur at the East View Mall in Rochester

For every Awareness Bra sold during Fit for the Cure events, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen!

More info here…

Oct 1 – 31, 2019

Waterloo Premium Outlets in Waterloo, NY

Simon properties is offering customers the opportunity to receive a discount pass valid at participating stores by making a $10 donation to Susan G. Komen.

Donate now to #ShopSupportSave at Waterloo Premium Outlets!

If you or a loved one needs information about breast health or breast cancer call our breast care helpline to speak with a specially trained oncology social worker or specialist at 1.877.GO KOMEN (1.877.465.6636) or email helpline@komen.org.

Susan G. Komen® Upstate New York

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M: 742 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209

P: 884.240.0339 | E: info@komenupstatenewyork.org