Web Log – April 2011 – Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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The Susan G. Komen for the Cure annual 5k (3 mile) walk / run is coming up soon on Saturday, May 7th.  The office has formed a team again this year and we already have 24 members.  We made it to 50 members last year. We hope that you will join our team and walk or run the race with us.  Most team members are office staff or patient friends and family, but all are welcome.  This year, we will be giving out pink bandannas instead of ball caps.  We will also offer esthetician services such as facials and microdermabrasion to our top fundraisers.  Follow the link to see who is on the team and to sign up.  As May 7th draws closer, we will send an e-mail to the team with details on shirt pick up and our race day meeting point.


I went to Wikipedia and found some information to share with you on the Komen phenomenon.  The foundation was formed in 1982, is the largest and best funded breast cancer organization in the U.S., and has invested approximately $2 billion for the campaign against breast cancer.  Susan G. Komen was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33 and died in 1980 at the age of 36.  Her younger sister, Nancy Goodman Brinker, founded the Komen organization 2 years later.  The rest, as they say, is history.

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