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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

nd the Wellness Community.

On Saturday, February 14th, the world's top professional teams began their competition in the Amgen Tour of California in Sacramento. After a nine-day, 800-mile race on a route that included the California redwoods, wine country and the Pacific Coast, they approached the final stop today in Escondido. Throughout the race, in honor of cancer survivors everywhere with the spotlight on one special local survivor, Amgen created the Breakaway Mile -- an honorary one-mile bike ride which took place this year at the finish line in Santa Rosa, Modesto, Paso Robles and Escondido, prior to the stage conclusion of the professional race. Each Breakaway Mile featured a local cancer survivor and an Amgen scientist who played a crucial role in developing breakthrough medicines, as well as the survivor's caregivers, family members, health care professionals and other supporters in their fight against cancer.

"Upon receiving a cancer diagnosis, it is critical for patients to know that they are not alone in this fight - they have countless supporters at the ready to help them through this challenging time," said Davenport-Ennis. "Breakaway from Cancer - and its bringing together of patients, family members, researchers, advocates and many others - demonstrates this all-embracing support for patients, and we at PAF are so inspired by and proud to be a part of this community represented here today."

For more information about Patient Advocate Foundation, please visit www.patientadvocate.org or call toll free (800) 532-5274.

Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability.

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