Written by Jessica Lewis, Komen New Jersey Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk Volunteer Chair

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As Komen New Jersey’s Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk Volunteer Chair, our wonderful volunteers will always have a special place in my heart.

I want to start by saying thank you so much — to you and all of our volunteers — for your dedication, passion and commitment to Komen New Jersey. It has been a pleasure working with you over the years. Talking to each and every one of our volunteers at the Walk is one of my favorite parts of the day, and this…


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We’re so grateful to all who have helped us raise nearly $650,000 for the 2020 Komen New Jersey Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk, something to be very proud of — as dollars raised support those most in need in New Jersey and beyond.

The Virtual Walk reached 56,303 individuals on Facebook from September to October 2020 and received 20,500 impressions from Twitter during the same time period. Additionally, 390,266 emails were sent to the regional network for the campaign.

Funds raised from the 2020 Komen New Jersey Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk benefit Komen’s Treatment Assistance Program, Komen Helpline, and…


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Thank you to all who attended the 2020 Komen New Jersey Virtual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference on Sunday, November 15! We hope attendees found the conference sessions informative, helpful, and full of practical resources needed to make decisions for improved physical and emotional health.

During the conference, attendees were able to chat with other attendees in meet-up lounges and interact with exhibitors that have products and services tailored to the MBC community.

View the Conference Program PDF


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For 11 years, Allergan Aesthetics has supported Susan G. Komen New Jersey’s Race for the Cure series as a valued sponsor — now continuing with its support for the MORE THAN PINK Walk series.

Allergan Aesthetics supports Komen New Jersey due to a shared vision to do more to help breast cancer survivors and metastatic patients live more vibrant and thriving.

Due to their tremendous support over the years, Allergan Aesthetics has raised over $15,000 through its team fundraising and employee matching gifts programs. Allergan Aesthetic’s core focus is to instill confidence in others by creating products and technologies that…


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Hello Friends,

I hope you’re taking the time to care for yourself, each and every day! It’s ever-important to carve out enough time to ensure your mind, body and soul are nourished, despite what may be happening around you.

As a metastatic patient myself, today being Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day has particular poignance. Today is a day to share and spread knowledge on what it means to live with metastatic breast cancer, including ongoing treatment to live life successfully, and advocate for advances in care by changing laws and making clinical trials and alternative treatment options more readily available.


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Dennise Sanchez is Director of Quality Assurance, Scientific & Laboratory Services, Parsippany, NJ with Pfizer, and participating in this Sunday’s Komen New Jersey Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk on October 4 — sharing in efforts to fundraise for a cure not only as a team but individually, too!

Dennise is active in fundraising to fight breast cancer with the Pfizer team, and is also an inspirational breast cancer survivor herself, sharing a message of resilience and strength through friends and family, and recognizing a purpose in the journey. She reminds us that every person’s experience with breast cancer is different.


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BD, together with Bard (a company BD acquired several years ago), has been a corporate supporter of the Susan G. Komen New Jersey MORE THAN PINK Walk for the past 12 years — having raised over $200,000 for the affiliate’s efforts to fight breast cancer and save lives.

Adding even more profound meaning to these efforts, over the years, several BD colleagues have been diagnosed with breast cancer, with associates rallying around them to show their support by raising money to fight the disease, true to BD’s purpose of Advancing the world of health.

No matter where someone is in…


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Pink Week kicks off with pre-week festivities beginning at the MORE THAN PINK Drive-Through Expo on Friday, September 25 at Six Flags Great Adventure, and concludes with “Chalk Your Walk” on Saturday, October 3 — the day before the Virtual Walk!

Follow along on Komen New Jersey social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) each day as we commemorate and honor all those who have gone above and beyond in their 2020 Komen New Jersey Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk fundraising efforts — all benefiting breast cancer survivors and those living with the metastatic disease in New Jersey and nationwide.

MORE THAN PINK Drive-Through Expo

Friday, September 25

We’re…


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Listening to your body, self-breast examinations, and speaking up at your doctor’s visits when something feels different in your body are the first steps to being your own health advocate. Gina Simeone is a true testament to the importance of self-advocacy. At the age of 38, she felt a lump in her left breast and had it checked at her annual OBGYN visit. At the time, the doctor did not feel anything abnormal, so she let it go. In April of 2018, now 39, she felt another lump, and while watching a Grey’s Anatomy episode about breast cancer, Gina decided…


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NJM Insurance Group has a core value of supporting the communities it is privileged to serve through its insurance services, corporate giving programs, and employee engagement in volunteerism. This year, the Company will also sponsor the 2020 Komen New Jersey Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk. NJM has a long history of supporting the communities where its policyholders and employees live and work.

Through its giving program, NJM supports many different charitable organizations in various focus areas. NJM also provides employees with eight hours of excused time off each calendar year to volunteer for non-profits of employees’ choice — allowing employees…

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