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Are you interested in hosting a PINK SUNDAY event at your church or community organization?

Simply call us at 318.220.7050 or email at info@komennwla.org and we can schedule a time to meet you and give you a PINK SUNDAY coordinator packet!

 

PINK SUNDAY… Raising awareness in Northwest Louisiana

WHO:  The Northwest Louisiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen and local churches.

WHAT:  Pink Sunday is a grassroots effort with local churches to educate the members of their respective congregations on breast health and breast cancer. This effort is to address the high breast cancer mortality rate among women in the ten parish service area of the Northwest Louisiana Affiliate.  The affiliate will provide free breast health information packets to the churches upon request.  Any church in the affiliate service area may participate in this program. Churches also have the opportunity to celebrate survivors that day in their congregation as well as honor those who have lost their battle. Each individual church is responsible for coordinating their own event. There are over seventy-five participating churches in this year’s Pink Sunday events.

WHEN:  Sunday, May 17, 2015

WHERE:  Service area includes the following parishes: Caddo, Bienville, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, De Soto, Red River, Winn, Sabine,  and Natchitoches

WHY:  Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer found in women in the United States and the leading cause of death among women between 40 and 59 years old.  Louisiana has the highest death rate from breast cancer in the U.S. Early detection is the key to survival. One in eight women will be diagnosed with this disease.

IMPORTANT DATES:  Breast Cancer Survivor Lunch, June 20. Friday in Pink, September 11. Race for the Cure, September 26. For more information, please call Lindsay Dean, Executive Director at (318) 220-7050 or send an email to info.  For more information, please visit www.komennwla.org.

 

“Think Pink, Think Awareness, Think Cure!”



Give for Good Northwest Louisiana!!!


WHAT IS GIVE FOR GOOD?

Give for Good is a 24-hour online giving challenge led by The Community Foundation of North Louisiana to raise unrestricted dollars for the nonprofits in our community. It is a day of giving to celebrate the nonprofits in our community and a chance to raise thousands of dollars to make our community even better. Click here for a list of participating organizations

WHEN IS IT?

May 5, 2015 – A national day of giving that shines a light on the local nonprofits in our community. It celebrates and recognizes the impact we can make in our community when we join together to Give for Good! 

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS:

  • To build a broad and more engaged culture of philanthropy for our community.
  • Bring as many people as possible together around giving
  • Show North Louisiana’s spirit of giving
  • Raise awareness in the community about the many services our nonprofit community provides
  • Create more unrestricted dollars in an economy where more is being required with fewer resources
  • To build the next generation of philanthropists for the Shreveport metro area

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Easy! First, nonprofits will have until January 30, 2015 to create a giving profile. On May 5, 2015 anyone can visit www.giveforgoodnla.com and choose the nonprofit(s) to which they want to give! Then dollars from our local “Lagniappe Fund” and our hourly cash prizes will be used to amplify EVERY gift!

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

  • Anyone can make a donation to participating nonprofits!
  • A 501(c)3 organization that completes the training process and establishes a profile on the giving site 

Nonprofit registration is now closed. Click the Leaderboard tab to see the participants!