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'Are You Man Enough?' to Help Fight Breast Cancer
Date:9/18/2007

agement she received during the difficult times. Today, Ruth lives on through these notes and through the hope that anyone in a similar situation would get the same support."

"Are You Man Enough?" builds on a City of Hope and Paper Mate relationship that has generated thousands of notes of hope and more than $80,000 to date for City of Hope. Through 2008, Paper Mate will donate up to $200,000 to City of Hope, including $.10 from the sale of each Pink Ribbon Pen.

For more information on City of Hope and its Walk for Hope events, visit http://www.cityofhope.org. For more on Paper Mate and its Write for Hope campaign, visit papermate.com/writeforhope.

Breast Cancer Facts (Source: American Cancer Society)

-- Approximately one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their

life and one in 33 have a chance of dying

-- One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer ever three minutes and one

will die every 13 minutes in the U.S.

-- Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women in

the U.S. at one in three cancer cases diagnosed

-- Approximately 178,480 new cases of breast cancer are expected to be

diagnosed in women during 2007

-- In 2007, 40,910 women are expected to die from breast cancer in the

U.S.

-- There are more than 2 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.

-- Earlier detection and improved treatment have helped mortality rates

decline 2.3 percent per year from 1990 to 2002 among all women

-- Women 20 and older should conduct Breast Self Exams (BSE) annually.

-- Clinical Breast Examinations (CBE) should be conducted every three

years for women in their 20s and 30s, and every year for women 40 and

older

About City of Hope Cancer Center

City of Hope is one of the world's leading research and treatment centers for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AI
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