Educational Materials


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Looking for breast health materials? Visit Susan G. Komen’s national educational materials page where you can download, bookmark, or share important information with loved ones. Each material has a wealth of knowledge to assist you in understanding breast cancer.

Top Materials to Get You Started:

In addition, many of the educational materials are available in Spanish, and some materials are available in other languages. You can find these materials on the Translated Materials page.

Are you involved in Girl Scouts? Download our Badge, Journey, & Awards Support Guide for ways Komen OC can support your learning and experiential goals!

Wig Salon

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with cancer? Do you need support with finding a wig?

Komen Orange County is proud to offer FREE Wig Salon services to any OC resident who may be in need of help. Those who visit the salon can try on different styles and have the option of selecting 1- wig, 1- hat and 1- scarf; must be an Orange County resident with a cancer diagnosis to qualify.

Give us a call at 714.957.9157 to get started.

REAL PINK Podcast

Real Pink is taking real conversations about breast cancer from the doctor’s office to the living room (presented by Susan G. Komen). Hosted by Adam Walker, episodes feature candid conversations with survivors, researchers, physicians, and more. Find answers to your toughest questions and clear, actionable steps to live a better life, longer. At Real Pink, compassionate storytelling meets real inspiration, and real support. Available on most major podcast apps! Learn more.


Community Partners (Grantees)

Susan G. Komen® Orange County is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness. Komen Orange County  has invested more than $40 million in education, diagnosis, treatment and support programs that serve uninsured or underinsured residents in our local community. To learn more about how these programs and services are selected for funding by Komen Orange County click here.

2020 Komen Orange County Community Partners

With the many uncertainties that lie ahead with COVID-19, our mission and dedication to our community partners remains persistent and steadfast. The comprehensive work of the local Orange County organizations we are proud to fund  through our FY21 Community Grant Program is vital to the health and breast cancer community. As we navigate through this ever-changing landscape, we will continue to work closely with each partner to understand their needs with support and flexibility.

Around $400,000 was awarded to the following non-profit, community-based organizations:

AltaMed Health Services
Breast Cancer Early Detection and Care Program

Breast Cancer Solutions
Enabling Access: Financial Assistance for women undergoing breast cancer treatment who meet the program qualifications.

Korean Community Services
Breast Cancer Screening, Linkage and Education for Low-Income Orange County Korean Language Speakers

North Orange County Regional Health Foundation
Patient Navigation and Reducing Barriers to Care

 

Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties
PPOSBC Breast Health Program

Share Our Selves
SOS Women’s Health Initiative

Vietnamese American Cancer Foundation
Breast Health Initiative

African American Health Equity Initiative

The Susan G. Komen African American Health Equity Initiative was created to address the breast healthcare disparities among African American women and empower African American women to be proactive about their breast health. Learn more.

 

Cafectios Hope

Cafecitos Hope is a Spanish Support Group for women how have been diagnosed with breast cancer, are in treatment of have completed treatment. The group meets on the Second Wednesday of each month at the Komen Orange County Irvine office from 6:00-8:00pm. No RSVP needed.  The purpose of the group is to have a safe space for the survivors to share experiences and learn from experts in the field.

Please contact Ambrocia Lopez, Director of Mission Programs for additional information at 714-957-9162 or via e-mail at alopez@komenoc.org.


Komen Treatment Assistance Program(s)

Susan G. Komen® has a National Treatment Assistance Program to help those who are facing financial challenges during breast cancer treatment. Limited financial assistance, education and psychosocial support services are available to low-income, underinsured or uninsured women and men across the country who meet pre-determined eligibility criteria. To learn more about the national program, visit komen.org.


Mammography and Screening Support Services

If you need a mammogram and are uninsured, please contact: 

CA’s Cancer Detection Program
Every Woman Counts
800.511.2300

OR Click HERE for additional Orange County Every Woman Counts sites.

If you are insured, please seek medical advice from your physician and coverage from your insurance provider.


Metastatic Breast Cancer Impact Series

Komen offers virtual conferences and events across the country to educate, empower and connect metastatic breast cancer patients with information, resources and others in the MBC community. Programs offer topical discussions specifically for people with MBC and their loved ones. Learn more.

National Breast Cancer Support Hotline

If you or a loved one needs information about breast health or breast cancer, call our breast care helpline to speak with a trained specialist or oncology social worker at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or email at helpline@komen.org.

“The representative was kind, patient, and took time to google/find what information she had access to on the diagnosis. I appreciate her helpfulness.” – Irvine Resident (92616)


Patient Navigation Initiative (Coming Soon!)

Susan G. Komen Orange County is proud to lead a new mission to smooth the path for more patients to access timely breast cancer screenings, education and care through an innovative patient navigation program, funded by health equity partners UniHealth Foundation and Pacific Premier Bank. “This three-year pilot program will inform the development of a streamlined national Komen Patient Navigation program to support patients across health systems and clinics throughout the entire continuum of care,” she said. “This community will continue to do important work.” More information coming soon!


Sharael’s 50 For the Cure Campaign

Follow Laguna Beach Breast Cancer Survivor, Sharael Kolberg, as she challenges 50 friends in 50 states to run a mile in honor of the fight against breast cancer at 50forthecure.org.


Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk

While we may not be able to walk side-by-side this year, we can come together virtually to share our stories, support one another, and raise money to save lives. Register for FREE now through October 31, 2020 at komenoc.org/walk.