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Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Hosts Inaugural Illinois State Summit in Springfield
Date:11/10/2008

Komen Aims to Close Gaps in Reach and Address Vital Breast Cancer Health

Care Issues for All Illinois Residents

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R), the leader of the global breast cancer movement, will convene at the first-ever Komen Illinois State Summit Nov. 12 in Springfield to identify gaps in the state's breast health coverage, discuss the impact of statewide breast health programs and work to ensure all Illinois residents have access to life-saving education, screening and treatment options for breast cancer.

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"We have counties in this state not served directly by a Komen Affiliate that need to be reached with breast health messages so we can continue to keep our promise: to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing the science to find the cures," said Executive Director Michael Ziener from the Komen Chicagoland Area Affiliate.

The Komen for the Cure Affiliates attending the summit all serve areas of Illinois. Some are based in the state while others are from the neighboring states of Indiana, Iowa and Missouri. The Komen Affiliates participating are the Chicagoland Area Affiliate, Peoria Memorial Affiliate, McLean County Affiliate, Quad Cities Affiliate, Decatur Affiliate, Greater Evansville Affiliate, St. Louis Affiliate and the Wabash Valley Affiliate.

This summit will primarily address the gaps in Komen reach by county. It will also help answer questions regarding how to increase Komen coverage areas strategically in the next three to six years, address public policy and the current House Bill 5192 (disparities bill) and finally, it will aim to open the channels of communication between the many other organizations impacting breast cancer in Illinois.

"Statewide programs like the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program and various organizations around the state are doing their part to help the underinsured and uninsured in Illinois. Susan G. Komen for the Cure has a strong Affiliate presence in Illinois as well as surrounding states and needs to take a lead in closing gaps so that all Illinois residents will have information and access to breast health care. That's why we are gathering in Springfield to tackle these important issues," said Executive Director Linda Maricle from the Komen Peoria Memorial Affiliate.

Komen Affiliates serving Illinois are working together to close gaps in order to serve all communities in Illinois with the most up-to-date breast health information. Of the funds raised by these Affiliates through events such as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure(R), 75 percent of net proceeds stays in the local communities for health programs while the remaining amount funds breast cancer research.

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)

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(R), we have invested more than $1.2 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit http://www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.


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