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COVID-19 Resources and Updates
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
WEBINAR (3/25 – 3 pm) Join oncologists Lisa Newman, Julia White and Antonio Wolff on Wednesday, March 25, from 3-4 pm CT for a live discussion about breast cancer treatment during COVID-19. They will answer your questions & share what they want patients to know.
WEBINAR (3/25 – 6 pm) We recognize that patients may not have access to their normal in-person support groups right now, and Komen Columbus (Ohio) invites you to join them in a virtual space, starting this Wednesday 3/25 at 7 pm. Both early-stage and advanced breast cancer patients are welcome. A clinical facilitator and mental health facilitator will be present.
Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 328 235 249
PODCAST – PHYSICAL & MENTAL HEALTH Oncology nurse Susan Brown offers tips on how to prioritize safety & protect physical/mental health: https://apple.co/2LMAcsi
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: email@example.com
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.
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. Our typical operating hours are M-F from 8 am to 5 pm. Please note our physical offices in Omaha and Sioux Falls remain closed for the foreseeable future.
- April and May 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