SOURCE: EventComplete, LLC

June 04, 2012 06:00 ET

The California Women's Conference Partners With the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

United to Reach Women With Progressive and Life-Affirming Resources

LONG BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 4, 2012) - The California Women's Conference, an inspirational and life-changing event for women, has partnered with the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to offer a limited amount of pre-sale tickets for businesses and individuals for the 2012 conference. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure, to be held on September 23, 2012, is the designated official run/walk of the conference.

The Komen Orange County and The California's Women's Conference have joined together with a mission to give women everywhere greater access to the most relevant and vital resources. Every ticket sold through this pre-sale offer will benefit the Affiliate through a charitable donation. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, and oftentimes, the most crucial barrier to receiving health care is a lack of resources. To combat this, funds raised at the Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure, to be held on Sunday, September 23, 2012, will help to support local breast health outreach, screening coordination, mammography for women in need and treatment services to underserved women in the community.

The California Women's Conference is a new conference intended to take the place of the California Governor and First Lady's Conference on Women. Historically, this conference was hosted by California's First Ladies, and had become one of the most prominent and in-demand events in California. In the last few years, tickets sold out within the first four hours, rarely allowing availability to the general public. This year's conference is scheduled for September 23rd and 24th at the Long Beach Convention Center, and the theme is the "The Women's Economy Starts Here," featuring a vast marketplace of ideas, exhibits, and internationally known speakers. Included in the star-studded lineup are Donna Karan, Gloria Allred, Marcia Cross, Patricia Arquette and many more high profile speakers.

Access to pre-sale tickets for attending the 2012 California Women's Conference is available from June 1st through June 15th. To purchase tickets and to learn more, please visit

About the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
The Komen Orange County Affiliate provides a variety of education and community outreach programs to help raise public awareness, provide education about breast health and breast cancer, increase screening and early detection, and to connect local people to the resources they need for dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis. Events and outreach to achieve these goals include Speakers Bureaus, Health Fairs, Resource Centers and a Hat & Wig Salon. Every year the Affiliate awards funds to local nonprofit, community-based organizations to implement innovative, culturally appropriate, and comprehensive breast health initiatives and programs throughout Orange County. Each of these organizations plays a critical role in advancing the Komen mission. In 2011, more than $1.1 million were awarded in community grants to organizations to support local breast health education, screening, and treatment/support programs.

About the history and tradition of the California Governor & First Lady Conference on Women
The spiritual predecessor of the California Women's Conference, namely the California Governor & First Lady's Conference on Women was an annual non-partisan event, and was created in 1985 by then-Governor George Deukmejian, to address the high failure rate among women-owned businesses by giving women entrepreneurs greater access to funding and other helpful resources. Selecting the city of Long Beach as the event's host, city officials and businesses quickly became enthusiastic supporters. Then-First Lady Gloria Deukmejian assumed responsibility for the conference, which became known as the California Governor and First Lady's Conference. In the recent past, this conference became a star-studded event. Past speakers have included: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, Barbara Walters, Jane Fonda, Queen Noor of Jordan, Tyra Banks, Martha Stewart, Madeline Albright, Condoleeza Rice, and many others. Today, the tradition of enthusiastically serving women-owned businesses continues under the stewardship of Michelle Patterson, CEO of EventComplete.

About EventComplete
EventComplete, LLC, is a full-service event marketing company specializing in strategy, production and marketing for large scale conferences, workshops, and charitable events. They partner with each client at every step in creating, planning, marketing, and producing signature events in which businesses, non-profits and the community collaborate effectively to maximize marketing objectives. They "complete" events by utilizing their proprietary methods for Marketing Sequence Campaigns, Database Management, Event Registration, Sponsorship Development, and Venue Management. To learn more about Michelle Patterson and Event Complete, visit