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Komen Travels to Republican Convention to Raise Awareness of Breast Cancer Issues
Date:9/1/2008

DALLAS, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R), the leader of the global breast cancer movement, and its sister organization, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance, are traveling to Minneapolis to educate attendees of the Republican National Convention about breast self awareness and to advocate for increased access to screening and treatment for the uninsured and underinsured.

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Komen for the Cure's presence at the GOP convention is centered around Komen on the Go(TM), a mobile experience that educates and engages people of all ages in the breast cancer movement where they live, work and play. The Komen on the Go cruiser will be located at the Minneapolis Convention Center as part of the host committee's CivicFest. Komen on the Go will arrive at CivicFest on Sunday, Aug. 31, following their appearance in Denver for the Democratic National Convention.

The Komen Advocacy Alliance is partnering with Komen on the Go to challenge candidates to make the fight against cancer a national priority. Komen Advocacy Alliance volunteers will be stationed with the Komen on the Go cruiser, gathering signatures for its I Vote for the Cure(TM) petition. I Vote for the Cure urges candidates to address three achievable goals that will save lives and help end breast cancer forever:

ENERGIZE RESEARCH -- Increase investment in translational research, which is essential to ensuring that scientific discoveries made in the laboratory reach cancer patients as quickly as possible.

INCREASE SCREENING ACCESS -- Provide every low-income, uninsured, and underinsured woman in America access to early detection by fully funding the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection program by 2012.

ENSURE TREATMENT FOR ALL -- Ensure that all women diagnosed with breast cancer hav
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SOURCE Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance
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