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Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Advocacy Alliance Educates Voters, Debate Watchers on McCain/Obama Health Care Agendas
Date:10/7/2008

MORE THAN 100,000 PEOPLE ACROSS THE NATION HAVE SAID 'I VOTE FOR THE

CURE(R)'

DALLAS, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- To aid and help educate tonight's debate watchers and all voters about the positions of presidential candidates Senators John McCain and Barack Obama on key health care and cancer issues, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Advocacy Alliance today unveiled a series of resources available on its web site -- http://www.IVotefortheCure.org.

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The Komen Advocacy Alliance also announced that its year-long "I Vote for the Cure(R)" initiative has garnered more than 100,000 signatures on a petition to encourage candidates to put breast cancer at the top of their agenda, and registered more than 1,000 new voters in more than 70 cities at Komen Race for the Cure(R) and other events.

"Breast cancer touches each of us in some way, and Americans all across the country have told us that discovering and delivering its cures should be a national priority," said Shelley Fuld Nasso, director of public policy for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance. "Voters deserve to hear how the candidates would address this critical issue -- and what better time than National Breast Cancer Awareness Month?"

Visitors to the site can find:

-- A side-by-side comparison of each candidate's health care and cancer

plans -- http://komenpolicy.org/komenadvocacy/candidates.html.

-- Responses to a Komen Advocacy Alliance questionnaire, where each was

asked to address how they would (1) close gaps in the health care

system and ensure access to care, including screening and treatment for
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SOURCE Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance
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