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Puget Sound Komen for the Cure, Former First Lady Mona Locke, Washington Health Leaders and Breast Cancer Survivors Call for Action to Reduce State's High Breast Cancer Incidence
Date:11/8/2007

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Tonight's Town Hall marks the launch of Washington's participation in the Komen Community Challenge. The Komen Community Challenge is a 25-city, grassroots campaign to elevate breast cancer on the state and national agenda and to draw attention to disparities in breast cancer incidence and mortality.

In addition, the Komen On the Go(TM) mobile trailer will be at Seattle University Campus (in front of the Student Center) today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Western Washington University (Red Square) tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Komen On the Go(TM) is a hands-on learning experience featuring a pink trailer as an interactive learning center, complete with computer kiosks, breast cancer educational materials, breast self-examination (BSE) guides, information on how to volunteer locally, registration cards for the Komen Race for the Cure(TM) and tips on how to be an effective co-survivor.

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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. Since 1993, the Puget Sound Affiliate of Komen for the Cure has raised more than $18 million for services in Western Washington and for research to find the cure(s) for breast cancer. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit http://www.komen.org or call 1-800 I'M AWARE.


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