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In Celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Diego Announces Opportunities for San Diegans to Get Involved in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the San Diego Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure encourages San Diegans to participate in a number of local events. Through these events supporters of Susan G. Komen for the Cure can help the organization in its mission to eradicate breast cancer forever and promote breast cancer awareness in San Diego County.

"We encourage all San Diegans to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month events during the month of October," said Angie Thieman, president of Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Diego. "Proceeds from all Susan G. Komen for the Cure events held during Breast Cancer Awareness Month benefit the foundation and help us carry out our mission to increase breast cancer education, screening and treatment in San Diego. The contributions and involvement from local community members are what allow us to provide San Diegans with the research and education programs necessary to continue the fight against breast cancer."

On October 20-21, 2007, the Sixth Annual Charity Survivor Crop 2007, a 24-hour scrapbooking marathon, sponsored by Ever After Scrapbook Store, will take place from 10 a.m. on Saturday to 10 a.m. on Sunday. Participants will settle in for the 24 hours of scrapbooking, during that time, they will work on their scrapbooks, and compete in themed events like best decorated island, best island theme and best name tag. In the end the Ultimate Island and the Ultimate Survivor will be determined by who has collected the most in donations. The minimum contribution to join the event is $125, plus a minimum donation of $100.00 per person, all community members are invited to attend the event. The "Survivor Crop for the Cure" will take place at the Quantum Learning Network in Oceanside.

"The Charity Survivor Crop is a unique opportunity to help raise money for breast cancer awareness," said Sheila Goldsberry, Survivor Crop Chair. "Last year we had 180 participants who raised more than $50,000. We plan to continue to grow in participants and raising funds for this great cause."

On October 28, 2007, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) rowing team along with Komen for the Cure San Diego will host its Sixth Annual "Row for the Cure(R)" at North Ski Beach on Mission Bay from 6 -- 11 a.m. Rowers and kayakers of all ages and skill levels will participate in timed races and prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each category. Participants are encouraged to raise pledge money to benefit Komen for the Cure San Diego, and all community members are invited to attend the event. The cost to participate is $25 per individual.

"Breast cancer is a disease that has affected the families of several of our team members in recent years," said UCSD rowing coach and "Row for the Cure" coordinator, Pattie Pinkerton. "As a team, we wanted to find a way for the San Diego water sports community to support Komen for the Cure San Diego in their fight against breast cancer. So, six years ago we launched Row for the Cure. Since then we've raised more than $80,000 for Komen for the Cure San Diego, and at the same time we've gotten the community involved in a cause that is very near and dear to us."

Komen San Diego Race for the Cure(R) is San Diego County's largest race supporting local breast cancer education and awareness. This year's co-ed 5K (3.1 miles) run will be held in Balboa Park on November 4, 2007. Families participating in Race for the Cure can also include their children in this year's Race with Kids for the Cure. Kids for the Cure encourages families to educate children ages 12 and under about breast cancer awareness by allowing their children to join the thousands of expected Race participants in this year's Race for the Cure. In addition, San Diegans that cannot attend the Race for the Cure can participate in Sleep In for the Cure, an opportunity provided by Komen San Diego that allows people to donate to Komen for the Cure San Diego and receive a Race for the Cure T-shirt without attending the Race. The costs for Race for the Cure, Kids for the Cure and Sleep In for the Cure are $27, $15 and $27 respectively.

For additional information on all Breast Cancer Awareness Month events, San Diego's 11th Annual Race for the Cure or the Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Diego Affiliate, please visit the Komen for the Cure San Diego Web site at San Diegans can sign up for the November 4 Komen San Diego Race for the Cure, Kids for the Cure or Sleep In for the Cure at the Komen San Diego Web site, or by calling In Motion at (760) 692-2900.

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure-San Diego

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. The local San Diego affiliate was established in 1992. For more information about the local Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliate, visit

For more information about the San Diego Race for the Cure, visit or call In Motion at (760) 692-2900

SOURCE Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Diego
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