Hope Rocks for Lisa (Covington)!

Hope Rocks

If you spend any time with Komen Kansas City supporters or volunteers you will quickly figure out that we are one huge family. Women (& men) that come together in good times and in not so good times to support each other through the many challenges of life!

There are not many challenges in life bigger then when one of our own is battling late stage breast cancer … for more than a decade now!

Introducing Lisa Covington and our campaign to grant Lisa her wish to meet TV and entertainment personality Ellen DeGeneres! It won’t be easy but nothing worth fighting for ever is … so let’s make this happen for Lisa (sooner rather than later)!

Lisa has been battling advanced stage breast cancer since 2001. More than once Lisa has proclaimed that the Komen Kansas City support and the sisterhood she found here helps make her life better. It’s the energizing science, partially funded by Komen clinical trials, that is quite literally saving her life!

Lisa Covington - for Web

Lisa’s Komen KC family has been instrumental in making sure she is always seeing just how much she is loved. From driving her to and from the many doctor’s appointments and treatments to delivering meals and flowers throughout the week to even organizing an online “Blacklist” watch party for Lisa to get involved in on Monday nights (although this past week it was The Bachelor … go figure; he was in Kansas City)

A special Facebook page has been created as well … just another way for the community to show Lisa how much they care for her! You can join/like that page:

– https://www.facebook.com/hoperocks4lisa (Join this community!)
– Take a look at her Faces of Komen feature on KomenKansasCity.org

Recently, a number of Lisa’s friends, family and Komen Kansas City supporters came up with the idea of organizing a flash mob to the tune of Pharrell’s “Happy” … a number of practices were held and the surprise event took place earlier in February! Here are the results from everyone’s efforts:

Now comes the hard part … we all know Lisa LOVES LOVES LOVES Ellen DeGeneres! And our job as her friends is to get the two of them together one way or another.

So here are a few thoughts to increase social media traffic:

Facebook: Let’s get this video trending and shared as many times as possible! First be sure to use the correct hash tags: #HopeRocks meets @The Ellen DeGeneres Show!

*Be sure to hyperlink The Ellen DeGeneres Show by 1st liking The Ellen DeGeneres Show Page at https://www.facebook.com/ellentv and then typing the “@” followed by The Ellen DeGeneres Show (the words should start to pre-populate) … this tells The Ellen DeGeneres Show you are talking about them on Facebook! Here is what we would suggest:

#HopeRocks meets @The Ellen DeGeneres Show! Help our friend with Stage IV breast cancer, Lisa Covington, get to meet Ellen! It would be a dream come true! Watch the Flash Mob here: http://youtu.be/-vICkMQOlss. Read more about Lisa here: http://bit.ly/HopeRocksKC. Please share and repost to your friends as well!

– Twitter: Let’s get this tweet trending and retweeted as many times as possible! First be sure to use the correct hash tags: #HopeRocks meets @TheEllenShow!

*Be sure to follow The Ellen Show profile by going to The Ellen Show Page at http://twitter.com/TheEllenShow and selecting Follow! Then tweet:

Click here to tweet the following: #HopeRocks meets @TheEllenShow! Help Stage 4 #breastcancer survivor Lisa meet Ellen & rock her world! http://bit.ly/HopeRocksKC! Plz RT!


Always remember Lisa’s favorite saying, “Don’t give up ’til pigs fly!”

Thank you in advance for helping us help one of our friends going through a very difficult time,

Your friends and family at Komen Kansas City!

Komen Kansas City 2013 Grantees by the Numbers!

Komen Kansas City is extremely proud of the work done by our 17 grantees throughout our affiliates’ service area. Their efforts critically impact our mission to find a cure for breast cancer.

Each year our grantees provide us a mid-year report on their performance in the efforts they identified in their grant application.

The following are some highlights from that report:


  • Nearly 500 women were given a no cost clinical breast exam (CBE); and,
  • More than 600 women have received a no cost mammogram (an approximate $130,000 value).


  • Nearly 750 women have been connected to screenings through education and navigation;
  • More than 3,500 women and men have been educated by our grantees on breast self-awareness; and,
  • All totaled, more than 7,600 services have been provided to over 3,700 women and men.


  • 14 breast cancers have already been found by Komen KC grantees!

These are just some of the statistics we are proud to share with our supporters. More information is coming in to our offices every day and we look forward to updating you on their successes very soon.

Thank you for your continued support!