Cancer Awareness

Get ready for feathered headpieces, long strings of beads and Bakelite bangles. In recognition of its 20th Anniversary, Susan G. Komen Nebraska is sponsoring a complimentary, 1920s-themed brunch for breast cancer survivors on Saturday, August 3, 2013, beginning at 10 a.m., at the Embassy Suites in La Vista.

In 20 years, Komen Nebraska has distributed nearly $7 million to Nebraska-based organizations for education, screening and treatment. To promote its 20 years of service, this year’s survivor event has a ’20s theme entitled, “Another Year of Fabulous!” Attendees are invited to wear 1920s-style garments and attitude.

“Unlike the clandestine speakeasies of the ’20s, we want Omaha breast cancer survivors to know about our brunch. It’s an honor to provide survivors with good company and good food.” said Karen Daneu, Executive Director of Komen Nebraska.

The Brunch agenda includes recognition of survivorship for the attendees, as well as a presentation of awards for individuals representing the breast cancer fight. The featured speaker is comedian Diana Jordan, referred to by Oprah Winfrey as “one of the funniest people on the planet.” Diana has been seen on HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central. She will deliver a heart-felt message about early detection, taking responsibility for your own health and the healing power of laughter.

Breast cancer survivors attend at no charge but must RSVP by Friday, July 26th, at, or by sending an email to or calling (402) 502-2979 or (866) 664-9221. Guests are welcome to attend with an entrance fee of $25 to help cover event costs. To purchase guest seating, please visit by Friday, July 26th. Guest seating is limited.

The Embassy Suites is located at 12520 Westport Pkwy., La Vista, Nebraska, near the intersection of I-80 and Giles Rd.

For information on attending Komen Nebraska’s Survivors Luncheon in Lincoln on August 10, 2013, please visit Komen Nebraska welcomes breast cancer survivors and their guests to attend either event.

About Susan G. Komen®

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Suzy, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Today, Susan G. Komen works to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world by investing more than $750 million in breast cancer research and $1.5 billion in community outreach programs over the past 30 years; providing funding to help low-income and uninsured women get screened and get treatment; advocating for cancer research and outreach programs; and working globally in more than 30 countries. Visit Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Susan G. Komen Nebraska

Susan G. Komen Nebraska is part of the 120-affiliate Komen network, the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting to end breast cancer forever. Since 1994, Komen Nebraska has distributed up to 75 percent of the net proceeds of funds raised — nearly $7 million — to statewide organizations that provide breast cancer education, screening, and treatment. Komen Nebraska serves a 91-county area encompassing all of Nebraska, excluding Thurston and Dakota counties.

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