Over $125,000 raised to fight breast cancer in our communities

Komen Great Plains was proud to welcome Komen Scholar, Dr. Kathy Miller to share her progress in breast cancer research as she went on a whirlwind tour through Nebraska and South Dakota from Saturday, April 22, through Monday, April 24.


Dr. Miller began her trip as a keynote speaker on Saturday, April 22, at the Art of Living with Cancer Conference in Omaha hosted by A Time to Heal, a holistic rehabilitation program for cancer survivors and their caregivers. Miller talked about “The (sometimes rocky) Transition to Survivorship” to a crowd of survivors, caregivers, and medical professionals.  Later the same evening, Dr. Miller mingled with Patron Party guests at the third-annual Pink Ribbon Affair fundraiser. Inspired to help save lives in Nebraska, over 225 generous guests donated to provide thousands of women and men in our area receive education, screening and treatment support services.


On Monday, April 24, Dr. Miller spoke at a two-part Power of Research event in Rapid City, S.D. Over breakfast in the morning and lunch in the afternoon, Miller shared aspects of survivorship for those living with breast cancer through her work in metastatic research. In attendance were over 100 survivors, patients, co-survivors, physicians, and medical staff, all inspired by Dr. Miller’s impressive work in researching the impact of various treatments during the first year of breast cancer diagnosis.


We are incredibly thankful for the support of all our donors, supporters and volunteers as we work together to fight breast cancer in our communities. The dollars you raised will make an incredible impact as we fight for the 1 in 8 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.