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 Local Community Feels Impact of Life-Saving Breast Health Services

Susan G. Komen® Central Indiana is awarding a total of $883,000 in Community Impact Grants to 12 breast health programs in our 21-county service area. If an individual lives in our 21-county service area and is in need of breast health assistance, she or he can contact the nearest grantee to find local resources.

This funding is made possible through events like the Komen Central Indiana Race for the Cure. When you participate and fundraise in Race for the Cure, you are making a difference in the lives of women, men and families in our community. In the past year, Komen grant funding reached over 30,000 Hoosiers with life-saving breast health services including mammograms, diagnostics, patient navigation and survivor support. 

For those who want to support this work in our community, the annual Race for the Cure will be held Saturday, April 18, 2015. Visit to learn more and register today.

Komen Central Indiana would like to thank all of our 2015 Race sponsors. Your generosity will help us move one step closer toward our goal of a world without breast cancer!


14 Years of Support

Kroger has many associates that have been personally affected by breast cancer. We mourn those we’ve lost and are pleased to count many others, like former Komen Ambassador and Noblesville store associate Anita Thrasher, as survivors. Kroger is proud to partner with Komen and until a cure is found for our Kroger family and our local communities, you can count on us to be there working hard, with passion and determination. 

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Embracing the Fight

This year we have made a vow to fully embrace the strides made for the cure locally along with better aligning ourselves with a cause that is key to the well being of our listening audience. We feel the best way to make an impact in our community is to attend and help promote local events which help raise awareness, but also to inspire those who have been impacted by the disease. Each week we share another survivor story to hopefully remind those fighting that they are not alone. 

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A Springtime Tradition on Campus

The Susan G. Komen Central Indiana Race for the Cure has become a springtime tradition at IUPUI and neighboring Military Park. The annual Race for the Cure raises money for cancer research, support programs and more. In the past, some of the research funds have stayed local, including funding to cancer research teams based at IUPUI.

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Starbucks Race day.jpgProviding a Smile, a Friend and a Fresh Cup of Coffee

It is a priceless gift to be able to provide a smile to those around us by handing them a fresh brewed coffee. We have the ability to congratulate our community as they cross the finish line. We take pride in all we do, where ever we do it and Susan G Komen graciously allows us to be who we are in our greatest element, the community. We have committed ourselves to strengthen our neighborhoods everywhere we do business, and we will continue to strengthen our community here in Indy through
Race for the Cure. Read full article.


WTHR – Live Coverage and Care
By: Anne Marie Tiernon
Eyewitness News Anchor/Healthbeat Reporter

This is the 14th year that WTHR sponsors the Susan G. Komen Central Indiana Race for the Cure. I’ll be at the Race again this year to emcee the Pink Parade of Survivors and the Opening Ceremony. Julia Moffitt, Sunrise anchor, will also be joining me on stage. Every year, I’m deeply touched by the survivors’ stories of courage and the incredible love and support pouring out from the community. Read full article.

Also race participants, donors and supporters…WTHR is offering you free ticket vouchers for our Health and Fitness Expo on April 25th & 26th at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Download your free voucher by using the code KOMEN at

A Personal Commitment
By: Komen Central Indiana

Nick Willey Sales Manager at Lamar Advertising Company of Indianapolis, has been personally engaged in enhancing Lamar Outdoors Race for the Cure sponsorship over the past 10 years. Nick’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1991 and again in 1998, when she eventually lost her battle. For Nick, like so many others, partnering with Komen Central Indiana is a personal commitment. Nick explained that it was natural for Lamar Outdoor to follow his engagement and become involved as a company, as they are involved in different sponsor opportunities similar to this throughout their territories, and breast cancer is a disease that impacts so many. You can see Lamar Race for the Cure billboards at I65 South and Greenwood by County Line Road, and I65 North and Zionsville State Route 334.

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Fueling the Fight

In 2006, Thorntons created Living Life Natural Spring Water, and a portion of each bottle or case of water sold goes towards the fight against breast cancer. Since Thorntons first began the Pink Ribbon Campaign in October 2007, customers have donated over $100,000 for this cause. The impact we can make in the fight against breast cancer, not only in Central Indiana but also across all our markets, is of utmost importance to the Thorntons team. Read full article.


Packet Pick-Up & ShopKomen will be held on Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17 from 9am – 7pm at Print Resources. This is your opportunity to pick up everything you will need for Race day! Print Resources is located at 1500 E. Riverside Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Join us for our Pink Party at Packet Pick up, Thursday, April 16, 4:30 – 7:00pm. Pick up your Race packet, enjoy music, food trucks, face painting and browse ShopKomen along with other fun activities! For participants 21 and over, enjoy a sampling from Sun King Brewery. Get a chance to meet and mingle with Pippa Mann, Indy 500 driver and Race for the Cure Team Captain of Pippa’s Pink Posse.
More details here.



Brooks Brothers Derby Party @ Brooks Brothers at the Fashion Mall – Tuesday, April 7. See details.
Indianapolis Indians Komen Awareness Night @ Victory Field – Friday, April 10.
Kate Spade Pink Open House @ Kate Spade at the Fashion Mall – Saturday, April 11. See details.
Race Packet Pick-Up @ Print Resources – Thursday and Friday, April 16 and 17. See details.
Pink Party @ Print resources (Packet Pick-Up) – Thursday, April 16, 4:30-7:00. See details.
Race for the Cure 2015 – Register online today! Saturday, April 18.
WTHR Health & Fitness Expo Saturday, April 25 – Sunday, April 26. See details.
Pink Tie Ball – Details to be announced. Saturday, September 19.

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Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Through generous gifts of time, money and personal commitment, Komen Central Indiana helps local women today with early detection and navigating treatment in 21 Central Indiana counties. Komen helps women tomorrow by conducting research to make detection easier, care better and outcomes more successful. Visit or call 317-638-2873 to learn more. Connect with us on Facebook at and Twitter @KomenIndy.


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