COVID-19 Updates

Dear Susan G. Komen friends and family,  

Like you, we have been closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and adhering to the recommendations provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The health, well-being and safety of our Komen Wisconsin community, some of whom have weakened immune systems from breast cancer treatment, is our top priority. We would like to share a few updates on the actions we are taking to protect those we serve, medical providers, caregivers, volunteers and supporters.  I wanted to send you my best wishes for calm, patience, strength and good health.  I’d also like to share a couple pieces of information that I hope will be useful.  

Your Breast health and COVID-19 

In these uncertain times, you may have questions regarding how and when to access breast health care in the coming weeks and months. We hope the following guidance will be helpful to you: 

Mammograms
In an effort to minimize exposure and free up needed health capacity to deal with COVID-19, Susan G. Komen suggests healthy women of average risk delay routine breast cancer screening until later this year. Click here to read more regarding this recommendation.

Displaying Warning Signs?
If you are displaying warning signs for breast cancer, contact your health provider right away to determine your next steps.  

PLEASE NOTE: 
Warning signs for breast cancer are not the same for all women. The most common signs are changes to the look or feel of the breast. See a doctor if you notice any change in your breast. Learn more about the warning signs for breast cancer here. 

Changes to Upcoming Events

After careful consideration, Komen Wisconsin has decided to reschedule the following events due to the current coronavirus/COVID-19 developments and emerging outbreaks. According to the CDC, people who are older (particularly over 70) and people with underlying health conditions, such as chronic lung disease, diabetes, and cancer appear to be at higher risk for major complications from COVID-19. We apologize for the inconvenience, however, protecting the health and safety of the attendees, speakers, volunteers and staff are priority.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference in Milwaukee
Originally scheduled for April 30 and May 1 will be postponed to September.  The date and location are not determined yet.  Please continue to check this page for the most up to date information or visit the Conference page HERE.  If you have further questions on the conference, please email Gloria@KomenWisconsin.org. For those that have already registered for the 2020 event, your registration will be honored for the forthcoming new date.

South Central Wisconsin MORE THAN PINK WALK in Madison
Originally scheduled for June 6th we have rescheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2020, still at Willow Island at Alliant Energy Center.  Additional information and questions related to this Walk can be found HERE

Center Wisconsin MORE THAN PINK WALK in Wausau
Originally scheduled for August 6, 2020 we have rescheduled for Sunday, October 11, 2020, still at the 400 Block.  Additional information and questions related to this Walk can be found HERE.
 

We Are Here for You

You can rest assured that the staff of Komen Wisconsin remains available to help. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need support or guidance in your breast cancer journey during these uncertain times. We want to make sure you are taken care of.  

Please reference the list below to reach the appropriate staff person.  If you need information, please visit our website anytime at www.komenwisconsin.org. For more information on COVID-19 specifically, please click here. 

Moving these events and the overall impact of COVID-19 will make a significant financial impact on our ability to serve the women who need us most, including those currently in ongoing breast cancer treatment.  We ask you, as members of the Komen Wisconsin family, to help as you can.  As we continue to monitor our rapidly changing environment, we will make the best choices we can for our services and programs. To learn of any changes, please look to our website and social media platforms (FacebookInstagramTwitter) for updates.

Our hearts go out to everyone who is negatively impacted during this time of turmoil but know that we are full of gratitude for our loyal supporters. We will never give up our fight to end breast cancer forever.

With Hope,

Nikki Panico
Executive Director
Susan G. Komen Wisconsin

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