Susan G. Komen for the Cure
(BLACK PR WIRE) (September 13, 2010) NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Actress Gabrielle Union joined 24,000 participants, including 1,600 breast cancer survivors, at the 20th annual Susan G. Komen New York City Race for the Cure in Central Park.
Union, who advocates for breast cancer awareness in memory of a friend who recently died from the disease, presented the Co-Survivor Award to Bert Paolucci who has supported his wife and mother-in-law during their battles with the disease.
Union also spoke from the Starting Line of the event before walking the 5K (3.1 mile) course through Central Park with her team, Gabby’s Circle of Promise.
The Komen New York City Race for the Cure hopes to raise $6 million in support of breast health education, screening and treatment in the five boroughs of New York City, on Long Island and in Westchester and Rockland Counties along with national breast cancer research.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the worlds largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested $1.5 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of non-government funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877-GO KOMEN.
Source: Susan G. Komen for the Cure