COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Updated 6/17/2020

You are an important part of the Komen family, and we will get through this together. Whatever comes our way, Komen Great Plains is with you and is ready to help provide resources and support for you and our communities. Please continue to take care of you, your family, your friends, and neighbors.

Latest Updates & Resources

MINDFULNESS video series.  Pam Hernandez with The Right Reflection offers an 8-part FREE course filled with self-discovery assessments, audio resources and valuable exercises for incorporating mindfulness into your daily life. Additional information and video courses available here: https://therightreflection.com/mindfulness/

PODCAST- New episodes of Komen Real Pink podcasts are available every Monday. Review all episodes here

WEBINAR (5/14/2020) States are beginning to reopen, but what does that mean for people with breast cancer? George Sledge, M.D., Lisa Carey, M.C., & Sandy Finestone, Psy.D Watch the replay here

WEBINAR Listen to a replay of a webinar hosted by oncologists Lisa Newman, Julia White and Antonio Wolff about breast cancer treatment during COVID-19. Watch the replay here 

 

Support for Patients in Active Treatment

During this challenging time, doctor’s appointments may be delayed, and people may be isolated from their usual sources of support. Komen’s Breast Care Helpline continues to operate and can provide information, social support and help with coping strategies related to anxiety or concerns during these uncertain times. Calls to the helpline are answered by a trained and caring staff member in English or Spanish. Simply press option 2.

Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 9:00 pm CT

Phone: 1-877-GO-KOMEN (465-6636) or email: helpline@komen.org

General Breast Health Concerns

If you or someone you know needs a connection to breast cancer resources, information on breast health and early detection, assistance finding treatment, or other forms of support, please call us at 402-502-2979. Our team will work diligently to connect people to resources and get the help needed.

Susan G. Komen® Updates Breast Cancer Screening Guidance As Communities Begin To Re-open

Staff Availability & Upcoming Events

Susan G. Komen Great Plains takes the health and safety of our participants, supporters, volunteers, and staff very seriously.  As such, we continue to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and guidance at the local, state and national level. Thank you so much for your support, understanding, and unwavering dedication to our mission.

  • We are here to help if you need us. Click here for staff contact information. As of June 15, our Omaha offices are open to the public M-Thurs from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Our South Dakota office remains closed at this time.
  • June and July events have been canceled or postponed, and the latest updates are available here.

Information on COVID-19 and Breast Cancer

The guidelines and information on COVID-19 are changing and evolving daily. To stay up to date on specific guidelines and the latest developments, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 

General Information and FAQs: COVID-19 and Breast Cancer  Source: Susan G. Komen

Coronavirus: What People with Cancer Should Know   Source: National Institute of Health

Information for Cancer Patients & Survivors (English & Spanish)   Source: Cancer.Net | American Society of Clinical Oncology

 

 

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