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Letters: Make an impact at Race for the Cure

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Posted: Saturday, October 2, 2010 11:00 am | Updated: 4:47 pm, Mon Oct 4, 2010.

This October, the town will be painted pink and women and men everywhere will talk about ending breast cancer forever and raising awareness of this life-changing disease. But what impact will they make?

Joining in the fight against breast cancer takes more than wearing a pink ribbon. It takes making a promise to a mother, a sister, a wife, a friend. And it takes rallying your own circle of friends to make an impact.

The 18th annual Susan G. Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure will take place on 10-10-10. And in this year’s theme of “Impact. Make one” we are encouraging everyone reading today to join in the promise of ending breast cancer forever by participating in either the Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure or Sleep-In for the Cure.

When we speak of “impact,” it is important to understand what that means in the lives of Arizonans. In the last 15 years, the Phoenix affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure (through its grants program) has provided more than 25,000 free mammograms in central and northern Arizona. Our grantees will have performed nearly 1,500 diagnostic procedures. We have supported treatment for more than 1,700 patients with breast cancer. And, we have been unceasing in ensuring that breast health information is available and current.

Without the Race for the Cure, none of this would have been possible. Please join me in making an impact on 10-10-10 by registering today at www.komenphoenix.org.

Dan Costello, President of the Board, Komen Phoenix

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