International Affiliates of Susan G. Komen® are currently operational in Italy, Germany and Puerto Rico. One hundred percent of the funds raised by International Affiliates remain in country to fund screening, education, and treatment.
Name/Contact: Susan G. KOMEN Deutschland e.V.,Heinrich-Hoffmann-Straße 3, 60528 Frankfurt, Germany;+49 69-678 65 38 0 +49 69-678 65 38 0 FREE Website/E-mail:www.komen.de www.raceforthecure.de/ firstname.lastname@example.org
"It's common for Germans to hide their breast cancer out of shame. My doctor told me that chemo made me infertile, then left me to cope with that knowledge by myself. I felt lost and depressed. People avoided talking to me. Everything changed when I found Komen! I felt a strong sense of community, got my strength back and finally feel empowered to make a difference. I am currently the volunteer Race Chair for the Komen Race for the Cure in Hamburg, recently spoke about my experience on national television, and best of all, I proved my doctor wrong because I am the mother of a healthy boy!" tells Johanna about being faced with breast cancer in her early 30s.
-Johanna Zwarg, young breast cancer survivor and former Race Chair in Hamburg
Name/Contact: Susan G. Komen Italia onlus, Via Venanzio Fortunato, 55, 00136 Rome, Italy; +39.06.30.50.988 +39.06.30.50.988 FREE Website/Email: www.komen.it / www.raceforthecure.it /email@example.com
"Being faced with breast cancer completely stopped my ability to think and make decisions. I felt very insecure. I was reluctant during my first time at the theater-therapy course, but with each time I felt better and I couldn't wait to go back. The night of our final performance in front of a large audience, I was a new woman. I felt self-confident. Empowered. If somebody asked me what this experience has given to me, I'd answer: It gave me my life back!"
-Maria Grazia, breast cancer survivor and participant in the theater therapy course lead by Komen Italia's grantee T.E.C.T.A. Clan H
Name/Contact: Puerto Rico Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®; Doral Bldg., Suite 401, 650 Muñoz Rivera Ave., 00918 San Juan, Puerto Rico; 787- 751-9096 or 787-282-6611Website/Email: www.komenpr.org / firstname.lastname@example.org
"I never imagined that an educational piece of Susan G. Komen Puerto Rico was going to change my life. When I held it in my hands, I just knew that I had to take it with me. When I found a lump in my left breast, I first thought I was way too young to have breast cancer. You always think it's not going to happen to you. Now I know how important it is to know what's normal for you and to take action immediately when noticing a change."
– Cynthia Medina, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the young age of 35.