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Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Norris Cotton Cancer Center Bring Together 2008 Presidential Spouses, Doctors, Researchers and Advocates at Leadership Summit on Breast Cancer
Date:11/6/2007

Giuliani, Kucinich Attend New Hampshire Event Covering State of Breast Cancer, Issues Affecting Research and Public Policies Needed to Fight

Breast Cancer and Find Cures

LEBANON, N.H., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure today hosted a Leadership Summit on Breast Cancer at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's Norris Cotton Cancer Center. The summit was the thirteenth of 25 Komen Community Challenge events taking place around the nation, and brought together dozens of elected officials, breast cancer experts, advocates and survivors to share information, raise awareness, and mobilize New Hampshire voters to challenge the 2008 Presidential candidates to make breast cancer a priority.

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Judith Giuliani and Elizabeth Kucinich participated in the Summit, providing insight into how their White House would make fighting cancer a priority. The Summit also included the presentation of over 1,500 signed postcards from New Hampshire voters ready to engage the 2008 candidates on the issue.

"We've made enormous progress over the past 25 years, but there is still a great divide between what happens in the lab and what the patient can access," said Hala Moddelmog, Susan G. Komen for the Cure president and CEO. "There is exciting work taking place at institutions like Norris Cotton, but in order to find the cures for breast cancer, we need leaders who are committed to making the fight against breast cancer a national priority."

As host of the nation's first presidential primary, New Hampshire voters can significantly impact the 2008 Presidential candidates' agenda. Recognizing the important role public policy plays in the fight against breast cancer, Komen recently launched the "I Vote for the Cure" campaign (

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