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Patient Advocate Foundation Partners with Breakaway from Cancer, Raising Awareness and Funds for Free Services Available to Cancer Patients
Date:2/22/2009

PAF Selected as Charitable Partner for National Initiative as Part of 2009 Amgen Tour of California Cycling Competition and Fundraiser

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) - a national non-profit organization that provides patient services to tens of thousands of patients every year who are unable to obtain access to care because of financial or insurance denials - is pleased to partner with Breakaway from Cancer, a national fundraising and educational initiative founded by Amgen in 2005 to raise awareness of the important resources available to cancer patients including prevention, education, patient care, advocacy and financial support.

"Patient Advocate Foundation is proud to partner in the 2009 Breakaway from Cancer initiative as those affected by this disease are recognized for both the hardships and victories associated with their diagnosis and treatment," said Nancy Davenport-Ennis, President and CEO of Patient Advocate Foundation. "As cancer remains the primary disease served by PAF, we recognize the importance of education, awareness and full support for patients as we work with them to 'break away' from the disease and improve their quality of life."

Breakaway from Cancer was created by Amgen as a complementary component to the company's sponsorship of the Amgen Tour of California, a world-class professional cycling competition now in its fourth year. This year, Lance Armstrong has come out of retirement to race again as the leading cyclist. In addition to supporting the patient programs and services offered by Patient Advocate Foundation, this year's Breakaway from Cancer will also raise funds to support the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, Prevent Cancer Foundation and The Wellness Community. Additional nonprofit partners in the initiative include The Lance Armstrong Foundation, Stand Up to Cancer a
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