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Twenty-Five Individuals Honored by Yoplait(R) for Making Extraordinary Strides in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Date:3/18/2008

Yoplait and Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Celebrate as the Yoplait

Champions Grow to 100 Breast Cancer Advocates Across the Country

MINNEAPOLIS, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Yoplait(R) and Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R), today announced the 2008 Yoplait Champions, ordinary women and men from across the country doing extraordinary things in their local communities to help in the fight against breast cancer. For the fourth time, these organizations conducted a nationwide search, and selected 25 individuals, whose inspirational and motivational stories are an example of courage, strength and dedication to the breast cancer cause.

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"We are honored to recognize the 25 2008 Yoplait Champions, who have each selflessly devoted their time and effort to fighting breast cancer in their own, unique way," said Camille Gibson, vice president of Yoplait. "It is humbling to consider the survival and success stories of the 100 women and men honored in the four years of the Yoplait Champions program and the amazing contributions they have made to their families, friends, co-workers and neighbors."

The 2008 Champions represent 17 states and are made up of breast cancer patients, survivors and advocates as well as husbands, mothers, daughters and friends of those touched by breast cancer. Each champion has a unique tie to the disease, but all share a passion for raising awareness and educating others about breast health.

Each of this year's Champions is involved in innovative organizations and programs, and each uses a unique, creative method to spread awareness and raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. These methods include, creating art moldings depicting cancer-affected chests to motivate breast cancer screenings, forming nonprofit organizations, establishing community volunteer and br
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