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‘Screens, Genes & The Choices We Make’

Susan G. Komen® San Diego’s Largest Annual Fundraising Symposium Scheduled for March 14, 2018

More than 450 San Diegans expected to attend to learn more about the latest innovations in breast cancer research, treatments and holistic comprehensive well-being

San Diego County CASusan G. Komen® San Diego (Komen San Diego) will showcase the latest innovations in breast cancer screening and treatment at its much-anticipated fourth annual dinner symposium, “Screens, Genes & The Choices We Make” presented by Bank of America,” on March 14, 2018 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Komen San Diego, the County’s largest funder of free breast cancer services and support and is the only organization providing qualified women the free services they need for every step of the breast cancer journey.

This one-of-a-kind event brings together leading cancer and wellness experts for a cutting-edge conversation on the most-up-to-date advances in breast cancer research, treatment and comprehensive well-being. Aside from Race for the Cure, this is Komen San Diego’s largest fundraising event. In March 2017, the third annual “Screens, Genes & The Choice We Make” symposium kicked off a successful fundraising year for the nonprofit with more than 350 attendees bringing in $210,000 toward breast health research, services and support.

“With the New Year approaching, we are excited to once again come together to not only raise critical funds, but also learn about the newest innovations to help in the fight against breast cancer,” said Shaina Gross, president and CEO, Komen San Diego. “There will be nothing ‘stuffy’ about this event as it is meant to be a candid and real conversation about the latest and greatest advancements in breast health research. It will be a fun-filled night of inspiration and continued commitment to support women in their battle against breast cancer.”

Guests will enjoy an engaging and upbeat evening out with good food, family and friends.

“For nearly a decade, Bank of America has been a proud sponsor of Komen San Diego’s efforts to put an end to breast cancer,” said Rick Bregman, Bank of America, San Diego market president. “The bank and our employees support Komen’s mission in a variety of ways, from volunteerism and fundraising to educational outreach and the advocacy around education and resources for breast cancer patients and families. We’re excited to be part of this screening.”


  • Event: Susan G. Komen San Diego’s “Screens, Genes & The Choices We Make” presented by Bank of America
  • Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Blvd., San Diego, Calif. 92101
  • Tickets: Ticket – $200 per person; Table – $2,000
  • Registration/Website: http://www.komensandiego.org/sgk_events/screens/

Sponsors for Susan G. Komen San Diego’s “Screens, Genes & The Choices We Make” include:

  • Presenting sponsor: Bank of America
  • Gold sponsor: Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  • Silver Sponsor: Ace Parking Management Inc.
  • Bronze Sponsor: Business Complete Solutions
  • Media Partner: KPBS
  • Copper Sponsor: Torrey Pines Bank
  • Print Sponsor: Allegra

For additional information about “Screens, Genes & The Choices We Make,” click here. Sponsorships are available. For more information, contact Judi Steadman at 858-573-2760 x 107 or judi@sdkomen.org.

Since its inception in 1995, Susan G. Komen® San Diego has granted more than $19 million to fund global research and local non-profits that provide everything from free diagnostic mammograms, meal delivery, temporary financial aid, transportation and more. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Seventy-five percent of every dollar raised in San Diego stays in San Diego County to fund breast health services for uninsured and underinsured women and their families. The remaining 25 percent funds international breast cancer research. In fact, next to the U.S. government, Susan G. Komen is the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.komensandiego.org. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.