Register from Afar for the October 28 event
DALLAS – Sept. 21, 2010 –
If you can’t make it in person, register as a VIP – Virtual Israel
Participant – in the first Susan G. Komen Israel Race for the Cure® in
Jerusalem Oct. 28. Visit www.komen.org/israel
to register now.
VIPs, who participate from afar, will still receive their own Israel Race T-shirt and race bib, and their own Web page to personalize with photos and stories, raising awareness and funds, and honoring a breast cancer survivor.
Hate to participate from afar and alone? VIPs also can form virtual Race teams with fellow synagogue, church or mosque members, clubs and associations. Details are on the website.
This historic first Susan G. Komen Israel Race for the Cure is being run around the walls of Old Jerusalem with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat as host and in partnership with Hadassah®, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. It is the centerpiece of a week of activities that Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is sponsoring in Israel, Oct. 25-29, in a weeklong trip of breast cancer activists and advocates helping to launch the Israel Breast Cancer Collaborative.
Breast cancer is the most common form of women’s cancer in Israel, with 4,000 women and men diagnosed annually. Since 1982, Komen has granted nearly $2 million to organizations in Israel for research and community support.
Komen is active in more than 50 countries around the world, as part of a global mission to end suffering from breast cancer. This year alone, more than 1.3 million women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and almost half a million will die of the disease – one every 69 seconds.