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D.C. Mayor Fenty, Italian Ambassador Help Announce First-Ever Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure(R)
Date:3/10/2009

Last Year's National Race Provides $3.7 Million Impact on D.C. Breast Health

WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and the leaders of Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) joined the Hon. Giovanni Castellaneta, Ambassador of Italy to the United States, at the Italian Embassy to officially kick off registration for the first-ever Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure(R), which will be held on the Washington, D.C. National Mall June 6, 2009.

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure expects more than 50,000 people to participate in the Global Race and raise more than $6.1 million, 75 percent of which will stay in the D.C. area to address breast cancer disparities in the medically underserved communities. The name of the race may be changing, but Komen for the Cure's commitment to the Washington, D.C. area is not. To highlight the critical impact of the event, Komen announced the awarding of $3.7 million in breast health and breast cancer programs to the D.C. area from last year's event alone. A full listing of grantees is below.

"On behalf of the residents of the District of Columbia, I am thankful for the continued support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and its tireless advocacy for those affected by breast cancer," said Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty. "The Komen Global Race for the Cure reinforces the need to make an impact on women's lives both here and abroad, with the understanding that the fight to end breast cancer knows no boundaries."

The Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure - formerly known as the Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure - marks the 20th anniversary of Susan G. Komen for the Cure hosting a Race in the nation's capital. The Race was renamed to highlight the
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