Sunday, June 01, 2008

Komen NC Triangle Affiliate:


Sign up by June 3 to Run, Walk and Unite for the Cure

RACE FOR THE CURE JUNE 14 AT MEREDITH COLLEGE

All are invited to join Dems United for the Cure
, a diverse group of Democrats and other progressives from around the Triangle coming together for the Race for the Cure for breast cancer, for universal health care, and for victory in November 2008.

WHY RACE FOR THE CURE?
This election year, it's clear that we work together or we fall apart, and this is a cause we can all support. Because 10 million women around the world could die from breast cancer in the next 25 years without the cure, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is fighting every minute of every day to save every life. That's why Hillary and Barack supporters alike will be walking and running together June 14 in the Race for the Cure with the hopes of raising as much money as possible to support this mission.

Every dollar raised will be invested in breast cancer education, screening, and treatment for underserved women in our community and in the national search for a cure. As one of the most respected charities in the U.S., Susan G. Komen for the Cure has received four stars, the highest rating possible, from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator, and was named one of America's 100 Best Charities by Worth Magazine.

WHY DEMS UNITED FOR THE CURE?
This cause is particularly relevant right now. Both presidential candidates understand the need for an effective and comprehensive health care plan, including marshaling resources against breast cancer. In keeping with that commitment, our participation in the Race for the Cure contributes to the life-saving work of the Komen foundation while demonstrating to our community that what unites us is more important and more powerful than what divides us.

RUN, WALK, OR SLEEP IN FOR A CURE - SIGN UP BY TUESDAY JUNE 3
Participants can join
Dems United for the Cure using the paper Race Entry Form available at http://www.komennctriangle.org/images/RFTC_08entryform_DO.pdf .

Choose any of the "Open" (coed) Team options: One-mile fun run/walk, Open Competitive 5k run, Open Recreational 5k walk/run, or even "Sleep in for the Cure". Most of us will do the Open Coed Recreational 5k at 9 am, but we also have people in the competitive 5k at 7 am AND the one mile fun walk at 9:45 am. Regardless of activity, you'll be a part of our team, get a team shirt, and funds raised will count towards team totals.
Completed forms must be returned to Team Captain Carole Bell by Tuesday June 3 at 5pm for submission to the Komen foundation. Please download today and then fax the completed form to 919.942.6443 (attn: Carole Bell, tel 919-619-5918) or email cvbell@gmail.com to make arrangements for dropping it off in person.

TO DONATE
Donating is an excellent way to contribute to the cause, and it's quick and easy:
Go to http://race.komennctriangle.org/goto/united
Click on the link on the right side that says "Support Dems United for a Cure". This link is located under the kicking donkey image.
Choose the amount to give and enter billing information.

Contact: Carole V. Bell M 919.619.5918
cvbell@gmail.com http://race.komennctriangle.org/goto/united

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