I AM THE CURE
I AM THE CURE® is a breast health program from Susan G. Komen® that motivates people to take action steps that may reduce their risk of breast cancer. It speaks to the importance of early detection and healthy living while encouraging everyone to make a lasting “Curemitment” to their breast health.
On Race Day
At the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure, you can visit our interactive I AM THE CURE booth to learn more about breast health self-awareness and how to make a Curemitment. Spin the wheel for prizes, and take home breast health education information. You’ll also see our I AM THE CURE Breast Health Ambassadors and Rovers, who will be sharing the message of early detection, distributing Curemitment Cards and I AM THE CURE stickers. Throughout the Race site, you’ll hear our “CureLeaders” cheering on Race participants and reminding everyone that we all have the power to be part of the cure!
Take Action. Start Today! Make a Curemitment.
A Curemitment is a personal promise to take one or more action steps that may reduce an individual’s breast cancer risk.
These action steps include:
1. Know your risk by learning about your family health history and talking to your health care provider about your own personal risk.
2. Get screened. Ask your doctor which screening tests are right for you if you are at a higher risk. Have a mammogram every year starting at age 40 if you are at average risk. Have a clinical breast exam at least every three years starting at age 20 and every year starting at age 40.
3. Know what’s normal for you. Know how your breasts look and feel, and report any changes to your health care provider right away.
4. Make healthy lifestyle choices that may reduce your risk of breast cancer.
How You Can Help
For more information about the I AM THE CURE program, please visit iamthecure.org.
To learn about I AM THE CURE volunteer opportunities at the Komen St. Louis Race, including serving as a CureLeader, Breast Health Ambassador or Rover, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.