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Susan G. Komen for the Cure Sharing Grassroots Advocacy Knowledge With International Representatives in Intensive Dallas Training Session
Date:1/20/2008

Leader in Breast Cancer Movement Preparing Activists To Make Global Inroads

on Decreasing Deaths from the Disease

DALLAS, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, this week welcomes a landmark group of dedicated breast cancer advocates from around the world for a five-day intensive training of trainers session called Course for the Cure(TM). This first-of-its-kind training is key to the implementation of Komen for the Cure's Global Initiative for Breast Cancer, announced last fall at the organization's Ignite the Promise Global Advocate Summit held in Budapest, Hungary. The Budapest summit brought together breast cancer advocates from 30 countries, all of whom shared information and ideas on how to stem the growing global impact of breast cancer.

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Countries participating in Komen's Global Initiative for Breast Cancer include Brazil, Costa Rica, Ghana, India, Jordan, Mexico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates. The overall objective of the Global Initiative is in keeping with Komen's domestic agenda: find ways to decrease breast cancer incidence and mortality.

Global Initiative advocates have pledged to help coordinate readily available resources and adapt Komen's breast cancer advocacy success model to the practical, political and cultural realities of their respective countries. Advocates will work with government entities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to educate girls and women about breast health and breast cancer through community-based projects. They will train primary healthcare workers and address local policy issues. Through each advocate's efforts, a network of NGO workers, women's health advocates, primary healthcare providers, busine
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