Susan G. Komen San Diego’s Honorary Breast Cancer Survivor, Lilian Vanvieldt-Gray, Featured in San Diego’s “Black &” Magazine

September 14th, 2018|

Honorary Breast Cancer Survivor Lilian Vandvieldt-Gray shares her story with Black & readers in hopes of inspiring everyone to prioritize their health and be aware of their breast cancer risk.

“I want to use this platform to educate people about the importance of learning their family history and talking about it with their physicians,” said Vanvieldt-Gray. […]

Charles Drew University Lunch and Learn Series

August 6th, 2018|

In partnership with the Charles Drew University (CDU), the Susan G Komen Los Angeles County Affiliate, through the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation grant, presents a Lunch and Learn series focusing on educating the community on health disparities, clinical trials and other key topics for breast cancer awareness.

There were over 45 doctors, community partners and staff […]


August 2nd, 2018|

On August 11th, 2018, Susan G Komen LA County will hold their annual Worship in Pink ambassadorship training event in Long Beach, California. This event is made possible with funding from a grant given by The Anthem Blue Cross Foundation, for the Circle of Promise Initiative. By training First Ladies and those leading health initiatives […]


August 2nd, 2018|

Every month, on the first and third Fridays, we host a knowledge and resources table at St Mary’s Hospital in Long Beach. We provide breast cancer awareness materials and are available to answer your questions as a survivor, meta-thriver or co-survivor.


August 2nd, 2018|

Every Wednesday of the month, we table at the Watts Healthcare center, providing information on Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County activities, breast cancer awareness materials and providing support if one is getting their mammogram done on that day.


July 31st, 2018|

On July 31st 2018, Susan G Komen Los Angeles County, under the Circle of Promise Initiative funded by The Anthem Blue Cross, will celebrate the birthday of Mrs. Henrietta Lacks to honor her life and legacy.

Mrs. Henrietta Lacks (born Loretta Pleasant) was born on August 1st 1920. She was an African-American woman diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 31 and […]


July 26th, 2018|

Watts Healthcare Inc, a local federally qualified health center, will have their mobile mammography unit at the Inglewood Medical Center located at 4450 W. CENTURY BLVD in INGLEWOOD, California. Please contact Angeli at 310-671-0555 or James Johnson at 323-564-4331. Please feel free to pass by and see if you qualify for a free screening mammogram!

Circle of Promise Day

August 4th, 2017|

Susan G. Komen® San Diego, in collaboration with all of the women and organizations that are part of the African American Breast Health Partnership, is excited to present “Circle of Promise Day,” a day we recognize the life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks. Henrietta Lacks was an African American woman whose cancer cells were used […]

Komen is working to change breast cancer disparities and achieving health equity

July 13th, 2017|


Pictured from left to right: Larleslie McDaniel, Komen Orange County Circle of Promise Community Resource Advocate, Dr. Sheri Prentiss, Komen Ambassador for the African American Health Equity Initiative, David Lacks Jr., Henrietta Lack’s grandson, Wendy Shurleds, Komen San Diego Circle of Promise Community Resource Advocate, and Dr. Suzanne Afflalo, Komen Circle of Promise advocate.

Susan G. […]

MLB Announces Our Own Wendy Shurelds as Honorary Bat Girl

May 5th, 2017|

Major League Baseball Announces Our Own Wendy Shurelds as Honorary Bat Girl here in San Diego.

Wendy Shurelds

Wendy Shurelds is passionate about living life to the fullest and turning every bad situation into a positive experience. In 2009, Wendy lost her mom in a workplace fatality, she found herself speaking in front of congress fighting for […]