A Message from Komen Puget Sound Regarding COVID-19
Our hearts go out to all those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Komen Puget Sound is resolved to remain strong for everyone touched by this pandemic and most especially for the breast cancer patients, survivors, those living with metastatic disease and families who need our steadfast and continued support.
In an effort to safeguard the health of the community we serve, most, if not all events sponsored by Komen Puget Sound through June are being rescheduled including:
- The Community Impact Celebration, which has been moved to late fall.
- Mobile mammogram screenings for April are being rescheduled to a later date.
- The MORE THAN PINK Walk® which was scheduled for June 7th is being rescheduled for later in the year. More information will be available shortly.
- All March and April committee meetings will be virtual, and we are asking volunteers who regularly come into the office to stay home until further notice.
The COVID-19 outbreak is fundamentally changing our daily lives, from how we put food on our tables to how we care for our friends and family. While the facts about COVID-19 are still emerging, we know that the uncertainty can be unsettling, particularly for those facing breast cancer in this challenging time.
The Centers for Disease Control is clear in their guidance for people who are at higher risk, including people living with breast cancer or who have a compromised immune system: avoid attending any large gathering and stay home as much as possible. Experts at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance recommend that breast cancer patients under treatment with scheduled appointments should keep them, unless they are experiencing coronavirus symptoms. If you’re unsure, talk with your physician’s office about the right decision for you.
You can find more information on the COVID-19 virus specific to people facing breast cancer here.
The world may stop, but breast cancer keeps going. Komen Puget Sound is here to help you fight it.