Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Portland Race for the Cure

On September 20th, myself and THOUSANDS of other people will be walking, running...basically gathering to support those fighting Breast Cancer AND help those that need screenings and additional care. By clicking on the logo below, you can join this Race as a donor or as a participant. I'd love to have you along in either capacity.

I recently accepted the challenge to raise funds to support the Komen Portland Race for the Cure® on September 20th, 2009 in the fight to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

The Oregon and SW Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has one clear goal - saving lives. They are committed to serving all 36 counties in Oregon as well as the three counties in SW Washington: Clark, Skamania, and Cowlitz. 75% of their funds provide the following services for local women:

*Education about breast cancer and early detection
*Information and support to breast cancer survivors and their families
*Mammograms for the uninsured or underinsured
*Transportation and treatment support for survivors

In addition, 25% of their revenue is combined with Komen Affiliates nationwide, making Komen for the Cure® the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world!

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® awarded over $100 million for breast cancer research grants in 2008, and Komen funding has touched every medical advancement related to breast cancer to date!

Together, we can save lives!



1 comment:

Thank you for sharing with myself and others!