Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, San Diego Announces Spokesperson, Gretchen Christine Rossi
San Diego, CA, September 29, 2011 -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, San Diego has announced Gretchen Christine Rossi and Slade Smiley as official spokespeople for the 2011 Race for the Cure. Gretchen and Slade are best known for their roles on BRAVO’s hit reality TV show “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” Gretchen and Slade will commence the Race for the Cure on November 6, in San Diego’s Balboa Park, support with important public service announcements, and special appearances leading up to the race. The special appearances are sponsored by Health Beauty Life Magazine (www.HealthBeautyLifeMag.com).
"Cancer has been something that gravely affected my life and continues to affect the lives of Slade and his young son. We are honored to align ourselves with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Diego in their fight against cancer,” said Gretchen Christine Rossi.
“We know that both Gretchen and Slade have been personally touched by cancer,” said Laura Farmer Sherman, breast cancer survivor and executive director of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Diego. “We are honored to have their support in working towards our mission to save lives as we know their contribution will help us to reach so many more men and women in the coming year.”
For more information or to register for the 15th Annual Race for the Cure please visit, www. Komensandiego.org.
Race for the Cure
More than 15,000 participants are expected to take part in the Komen San Diego 15th Annual Race for the Cure scheduled for November 6, 2011. Breast Cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women and will affect nearly 50,000 men and women in San Diego this year. It's the leading cause of death among women ages 40-59. Breast cancer strikes women during their most productive years - both personally and professionally. Everyone is affected by breast cancer - it's a family disease. We don't know what causes it, and we don't have a cure.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, San Diego
Since its inception in 1995, $10 million has been given to local organizations that provide breast cancer education, screening, diagnostics, treatment and patient support for the uninsured or underinsured in San Diego County. Seventy-five percent of every dollar raised through Affiliate-sponsored events stays right here in San Diego County to fund free diagnostic mammograms, treatment and services for uninsured and underinsured women and their families. The remaining 25 percent funds international breast cancer research. In fact, next to the U.S. government, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world. For more information, please visit www.komensandiego.org.
Did you know?
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
The most significant risk factors are being a female and getting older.
Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate.
Breast cancer typically strikes women during their most productive years, both professionally and personally.
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in U.S. women ages 40-59.
Men can get breast cancer, too. One percent of breast cancer diagnosis will be in male patients.
Since its inception in 1995, $10 million has been given to local organizations that provide breast cancer education, screening,
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