Our Favorite Komen Lowcountry Events


We at The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction are committed to our amazing patients and the organizations that support them. That’s why you can find us helping out at any number of the Komen Lowcountry events held in Charleston, SC.

We support Komen Lowcountry because the foundation creates a support system for women diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones.

Not only do these Lowcountry events raise money and awareness for the cause, but participants also have fun while supporting research and treatment initiatives.

No matter if you’re a Charleston native or you’re planning a trip to the Lowcountry, we hope you’ll attend some of the upcoming breast cancer fundraising events.

Before we give you the skinny on local fundraising opportunities, we want to remind you of the health care resources you have—before and after breast cancer.

If you’ve recently been diagnosed yourself, or you’ve beaten breast cancer, our breast reconstruction services exist to help you recover, gain confidence, and tackle your survivorship with renewed purpose.

We invite you to drop by our office for a consultation on natural breast reconstruction, or you can even ask one of our surgeons any questions you have right here.

Why we support Komen Lowcountry

When you lend your time, money, and support, you are backing a group that is dedicated to….

  • Developing new approaches to prevention, so that fewer women experience breast cancer.
  • Identifying and improving methods of early breast cancer detection, so that patients can receive proactive treatment and become a survivor.
  • Ensuring more accurate diagnoses, so that women can make the ideal health care decisions for themselves and their families.
  • Creating personalized treatments based on genetic makeup and individual needs, so that no one receives “cookie cutter” care.

The following three events are the Komen event staples in Charleston, but keep checking back, so you can see what’s new.

Race for the Cure®

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series has an amazing claim to fame. It is the largest and most profitable fundraising and education event for breast cancer in the world today.

When you come out, you will help provide awareness and much-needed funds that benefit breast cancer patients and survivors in the Charleston community.

You don’t have to run in the race! You don’t even have to walk. Giving volunteer time and/or financial support will help save lives.

Click here for more information on The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series.

Swing for the Cure

Susan G. Komen Lowcountry’s Swing for the Cure is another fun Charleston event that supports the fight against breast cancer.  Participants play either tennis or golf to raise money for research, prevention, and treatment.

There is a cocktail reception and a silent auction, alongside an oyster roast and barbecue.

Tickets are set at $30 per individual and $50 per couple, and proceeds benefit research and prevention efforts.  You do have to register for Swing for the Cure in order to attend, and you must purchase tickets!

Snag your tickets for Swing for the Cure here.

Worship in Pink

 In May 2016, Worship in Pink happens in honor of our mothers—especially those who have been through breast cancer. Over the years, Worship in Pink has provided more than 60,000 people with resources. As a faith-based initiative, this program helps reduce disparities in rural and low-income areas.

Come out this May and help work toward the vision of a world without breast cancer.

Click here for more information.

Community Health Workshops

Susan G. Komen’s Community Health Workshops exist to educate Charleston residents and visitors on establishing a healthy lifestyle, breast health, and techniques for stronger survivorship.

Keep an eye on this page for updates on the next workshop.

Tell us what we missed! Share your favorite fundraising events in the comments below.

A Lesson Learned From Giuliana Rancic’s Breast Cancer Journey

guiliana-rancicE! News anchor Giuliana Rancic knows firsthand the importance of getting mammograms before turning 40.

At just 37 years of age, the TV personality was diagnosed with the early stages of breast cancer. She initially went through a double lumpectomy, before making the final decision to undergo a double mastectomy. All before the age of 40.

In an exclusive interview with Glamour magazine, Giuliana reveals her thoughts on the initial diagnosis: “I knew nothing about breast cancer before this happened to me, and I thought mastectomy meant stage three or four cancer. I didn’t have a big family history of it. I just never thought it would happen to me. I really didn’t.”

Breast cancer is a serious matter. It’s never too early to begin checking for lumps. According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 5% of all breast cancers occur in women under 40. This may not seem like a high number, but when there are over 226,000 women being diagnosed with breast cancer each year, 5% equates to roughly 11,000. That’s 11,000 women under 40 being diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. alone.

So what can you do to prevent a missed diagnosis as a young woman? Start checking early, and regularly. If you have a family history of breast cancer, consider starting your annual mammograms before you turn 40. Detecting breast cancer early is the best way to lower your risk and fully eradicate the disease.

It’s also never too early to perform self-exams. You should be familiar with the way your breasts normally look and feel. This will allow you to catch warning signs of breast cancer early.

When performing a self-exam, be on the lookout for the following:

  • Lump, hard knot, or thickening inside the breast or underarm area
  • Swelling, warmth, redness, or darkening of the breast
  • Change in the size or shape of the breast
  • Dimpling or puckering of the skin
  • Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
  • Pulling in of the nipple or other parts of the breast
  • Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
  • New pain in one spot that doesn’t go away

*All information above is provided by the Susan G. Komen Foundation

Educate your friends and daughters on the importance of detecting breast cancer early, and make sure they’re aware of the risks. Remember—breast cancer knows no age.

Follow Giuliana on Twitter today to stay up- to-date with on journey through breast cancer, motherhood and life!