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First Lady Laura Bush Joins Susan G. Komen for the Cure (R) to Launch Global Promise Fund Assisting Women Worldwide
Date:3/12/2008

Washington Diplomatic Community Engaged to Decrease Growing Global Breast

Cancer Incidence, Mortality Rates

WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- First Lady Laura Bush today helped to launch the Susan G. Komen for the Cure (R) Global Promise Fund at a Capitol Hill event to raise awareness of the organization's life-saving work and outline its new strategy of funding culturally sensitive, sustainable education and outreach programs around the world.

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Members of the diplomatic community were present as Mrs. Bush delivered the keynote address and shared her personal perspective on the importance of educating women and their families around the globe. Special guest Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi, a physician from Saudi Arabia who diagnosed her own breast cancer and is now a leading breast cancer advocate, also discussed her work with Susan G. Komen for the Cure in breaking the silence about breast cancer in her home country.

"Work that started in a living room in Dallas 25 years ago is saving the lives of women in Budapest, Dubai, Guadalajara, Jeddah, Rome and other cities around the world," Mrs. Bush said. "This is the story of Susan G. Komen for the Cure."

"Without a cure, an estimated 25 million women around the world will be diagnosed with breast cancer over the next 25 years -- and 10 million could die from the disease," said Komen for the Cure President and CEO Hala Moddelmog. "Our new Global Promise Fund is specifically designed to allow donors -- corporate and individual -- to help fund targeted projects in specific countries around the world to address the growing global burden of breast cancer."

For more than 25 years, Mrs. Bush has actively participated in the breast cancer awareness movement, including serving as Honorary Co-Chair of Susan G. Komen for the C
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