Komen Portland Race for the Cure

Christine McDonald, Executive Director for the Oregon and SW Washington Susan G. Komen for the Cure, told us a little about the history of the organization and the importance of the Komen Portland Rce for the Cure.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure:
• Moved by her sister Susan’s compassion for others during her long fight with reast cancer, Nancy G. Brinker promised that she would do everything in her pwer to end breast cancer forever. That promise has now become Susan G.Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer.

• The Pacific Northwest has the some of the highest incidence rates of breast
cancer in the nation.

• With more than 21,000 uninsured women over the age of 40, Multnomah County has the highest number of uninsured women in the state. Many of these women are putting of life-saving screening such as mammograms.

•  Although Komen Oregon and SW Washington is able to help 6,500 women this year with mammograms, an additional 50,000+ women are eligible for these services and will not be screened. We can and must do more to increase our reach and provide life-saving breast cancer screening to the women of Oregon and SW Washington.

Portland Race for the Cure

Date:   Sunday, September 19, 2010
Time:  7:30 am
Place: Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Cost:    $30

Health Expo: Come Sample the Good Life!
Oregon Convention Center September 17th and 18th:
The Health Expo is the premier health and fitness show in the greater Portland area with special emphasis on breast health and wellness. Kick off the excitement of Komen Portland Race for the Cure and pick up your Race t-shirt and packet the two days leading up to Race Day. Hours are September 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and September 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Admission is free.

To sign up or for more information visit their website.

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