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Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Advocacy Alliance Unveils New 'I Vote for the Cure'(R) Web Video
Date:10/27/2008

Real Life Voters Urge Breast Cancer Funding to be a National Priority

DALLAS, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- With a week to go before Election Day, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Advocacy Alliance today unveiled a new video on its Web site -- http://www.IVotefortheCure.org -- that features a bipartisan collection of voters declaring "I Vote for the Cure."

"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 Tina Hone, president of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance.

The two-minute video released today includes footage of actual voters, including attendees to both the Democratic and Republican conventions this fall, declaring that they "vote for the cure" and explaining why the issue is important to them.

This is the latest in the Komen Advocacy Alliance's year-long initiative to increase awareness of breast cancer funding as a national campaign issue, which has included the collection of more than 100,000 signatures on a petition to encourage candidates to put breast cancer at the top of their agenda; the registering of voters in more than 70 cities; and the commission of a nationwide survey that found more than 90 percent of voters want the federal government to pay more attention to breast cancer research, screening and early detection and access to quality care for all.

In addition to the video, visitors to the Komen Advocacy Alliance's Web 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 ensur
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SOURCE Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance
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