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SPRATT–Votes to Honor ³Race for the Cure²

June 5, 2009

News from US Rep. John Spratt (D-SC)
Chairman, Committee on the Budget
Senior Member, Committee on Armed Services
US House of Representatives, Washington, DC
spratt.house.gov | budget.house.gov

Friday, June 5, 2009 – For Immediate Release
Contact: Chuck Fant, 202-226-2651

Spratt Votes to Honor “Race for the Cure”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) joined a majority of his House colleagues on Wednesday in passing a resolution honoring the 20th anniversary of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Washington D.C. Spratt cosponsored the resolution, which remembers the women and men who have lost their lives to breast cancer, expresses support for those who have survived, and honors all those who participate in the race and help raise money for research, education, and awareness.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation has invested more than $1.3 billion in breast cancer research, treatment, and education, and has developed a large and strong community of breast cancer survivors. The foundation’s signature fundraiser is the Race for the Cure, a 5K run or walk that will be held on the National Mall on June 6 in Washington this year.

“The contributions that the Susan G. Komen Foundation has made to breast cancer research over the years are tremendous,” Spratt said. “Numerous lives have been helped by the remarkable efforts of the foundation and its participants.”

Up to 75% of the money raised for the Washington, D.C. fundraiser will be donated to local screening, treatment, and education programs. Over 120 races are held across the world every year to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and education.

The resolution (H. Con. Res. 109) passed the House unanimously on June 3, 2009 and now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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