COVID-19 Updates

CORONAVIRUS

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020

Susan G. Komen Evansville Tri-State is committed to protecting you!

Susan G. Komen has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the guidance provided by national and local health authorities. Our staff has put in place many preventative measures including frequent sanitization of furnishings and surroundings, encouragement of proper hand washing practices and discouraging visits by persons who are not feeling well.

Based on guidance from national and local health authorities, we have determined these measures are no longer enough to mitigate the risk to our Komen community. Because of the medically-vulnerable population we serve, along with the fact that infected persons might not exhibit symptoms for several days, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our Evansville office until Friday, April 3 or until it is safe to resume normal office hours. Our staff members will be working from their homes and will have the ability to assist you in many ways while the office is closed.  The health and well-being of our volunteers, friends and staff are of the utmost importance and this decision was not made lightly.

Voicemail and Email will be answered as normal, but face-to-face meetings will be limited and scheduled on an as-needed basis.

We will continue to keep you updated as this situation evolves via email, social media and our website at www.komenevansville.org.  Our goal, of course, is to return to regular office hours as quickly as it is safe to do so. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we strive to keep all of our Komen Evansville Tri-State community safe and healthy.

Sincerely,
Sheila Seiler, Executive Director
Susan G. Komen Evansville Tri-State 

 

MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

Surviving with Style RESCHEDULED

“In light of the recent progression of COVID-19, and the CDC guidance to postpone mass gatherings, we have made the difficult decision to reschedule the Surviving with Style from April 22, 2020 to May 20, 2020 at The Tropicana Riverfront Event Center. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Thank you for your understanding during this time. See you in May!”

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020

Queen of Kings Gala CANCELLED

Dear Friends,

With the growing concern of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we regret to announce the cancellation of the Queen of Kings Gala. This event was to take place on May 22, 2020, at the Tropicana Riverfront Event Center. The situation is rapidly evolving, and we have been closely monitoring the pandemic and following the guidance from national and local health authorities.

Because of the medically vulnerable population we serve, along with the fact that infected persons might not exhibit symptoms for several days, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Gala. We, Komen Evansville and The Queen of Kings Foundation, are in constant communication and planning a different event later in the year to help fund the Warrior Jennifer King Retreat for 2021.

With the help and support of many local businesses and individuals, this year’s Warrior Jennifer Retreat will continue as scheduled May 22-24th, 2020. The retreat is exclusive for the selected women living with metastatic breast cancer and closed to the public to reduce and eliminate any health risk.

We want to thank each and every one of our committee members for their continuous work as well as all of our supporters. Each of you are extremely valued by Komen Evansville and the Queen of Kings Foundation and we cannot thank you enough for your continued support.

Jennifer embraced life’s challenges with the utmost courage, dignity, and grace. Her energy, strength and thoughtfulness to others never ceased to amaze everyone around her. We hope to follow in her footsteps as we navigate through these times.

Warmest regards,
Susan G. Komen Evansville Tri-State
The Queen of Kings Foundation

 

MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020

Advocacy Action Alert

We need your help. The damage from Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) extends to those battling breast cancer. We’ve already seen patients losing income, fearing for their health, and many unable to access the care they need. Our work has never been more important, but the impact of COVID-19 makes it more urgent. We are closely monitoring new developments and the impact on the communities we serve.

We continue to support life-saving research and serve your community through crucial patient assistance programs, and that can’t stop. However, the impact on Komen’s ability to raise the money needed to fulfill its mission helping breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers is at risk.

As you read this, the U.S. Senate is crafting a coronavirus relief package. We need to make sure your senators know that community-based charitable organizations, like Susan G. Komen, should be part of that package. Please take action now!

Meanwhile, we will keep you informed as things progress. News stories are changing rapidly and social media can often be confusing, you can find the latest evidence-based information here. Komen statements and additional information is also available from our Newsroom.

And, if you need support, the Komen Breast Care Helpline, 1-877-GO-KOMEN (1-877-465-6636), provides information, psychosocial support and help with coping strategies related to anxiety or concerns during these uncertain times. The service is offered in English and Spanish from 9:00am-10:00pm ET. Email the helpline directly at helpline@komen.org.

Thank you for your support – together we can get through this critical time.

Sincerely,
Susan G. Komen Public Policy & Advocacy Team