Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer affecting women today. Yet, despite the constant reminders for preventative care such as annual mammograms, the number of breast cancer patients seems to be on the rise in most areas. The good news is that thanks in part to efforts of organizations like Susan B. Komen, breast cancer mortality rates here in the U.S. have decreased by 38 percent from 1969 to 2014 and continue to go down. The big question is how can you get involved and what can you do to support Susan G. Komen in East Tennessee?
Start by Getting Involved
Like any organization dedicated to helping others, Susan G. Komen is always looking for volunteers. You don’t need any special skills or education to be a volunteer. All you need is a desire to get involved and help. Your services can come in handy as a runner, a volunteer who can take on a wide range of duties, including being present at the many events Susan G. Komen supports. Your services may also be needed as an activist whose job it is to help make others aware of the organization and the needs of those suffering from breast cancer.
The organization is always looking for help with the many fundraisers they hold throughout the year. And of course, your help is always going to be needed to raise awareness and to show support for the various legislative actions introduced to the Tennessee Legislature over the course of the year.
Host a Fundraiser
Hosting a fundraiser is another great way you can help the Susan G. Komen organization. There are two ways you can go about this. You can hold a fundraiser and let people know any donations you collect are being donated to a local organization for breast health, breast cancer, and breast cancer research and then donate the proceeds to the organization.
Alternatively, you can put together a “Rally for the Cure®” at a variety of sporting events such as golf and tennis outings, or host a dinner with the proceeds going to help the many services the organization offers.
Other Ways to Help Raise Funds
You may not realize that when you go shopping on Amazon.com, you can choose a non-profit to support via the Amazon Smile program which helps to support Susan G. Komen East Tennessee.
You can use your Kroger Plus Card to help support the organization by visiting their Community Rewards page. You must enter either Susan G. Komen or the special support code 20555.
Next time you plan to visit the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies or any of their other locations, be sure to order your tickets online using the promo code pink0516. This code will save you $2 on each adult ticket and $1 on each child ticket. Ripley’s will then donate this money back to the organization while you and your family get to enjoy these spectacular attractions at a discounted price.
There are so many things you can do to show your support for Susan B. Komen in East Tennessee. The best way to find out more about how you can help is to contact the organization and let them tell you what you can do and what they need.