The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and National Philanthropic Trust Take Breast Cancer Three-Day Walks National in 2004

August. 5, 2003 -The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust (NPT announced their plan for expanding the Breast Cancer 3-Day, a series of three-day walks that will raise millions of dollars for the fight against breast cancer. Seven cities have been added to the series for a total of 10 events in 2004. The new cities and dates are as follows: Boston (July 30-August 1); New York (August 6-8); Washington, D.C. (August 13-15); Detroit (August 20-22); Chicago (August 27- 29); Minneapolis (September 10-12); and Arizona (October 22-24). 2004 dates for the San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco events will be announced this November.

The NPT, an independent non-profit organization, is the event manager and will direct up to 15 percent of the net proceeds toward the NPT Breast Cancer Fund, a special field of interest fund for breast cancer initiatives. As the primary beneficiary, the Komen Foundation will receive 85 percent of the net proceeds to support breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs.

"The Breast Cancer 3-Day will have an enormous impact on funding for breast cancer research and patient support programs," said Eileen Heisman, president of the NPT. "This life-changing experience provides individuals across the country the opportunity to make a personal difference in the fight against breast cancer and enables our organization to be a part of an incredibly worthwhile event."

"As the primary beneficiary of the Breast Cancer 3-Day series, the Komen Foundation can extend its funding 'reach' to positively affect the lives of individuals and their families who face breast cancer today and invest in an end to breast cancer for the future," said Susan Braun, president and chief executive officer of the Komen Foundation.

The Foundation will provide up to 25 percent of the net proceeds from Breast Cancer 3-Day events to support local community programs and initiatives. The remaining net proceeds will support the Foundation's renowned award and research grant program, as well as other mission-focused programs.

At each Breast Cancer 3-Day event, thousands of women and men, including breast cancer survivors, family members, friends and supporters of the cause, together walk 20 miles a day for three days. For some participants, the Breast Cancer 3-Day is a tribute to those lost to breast cancer, for others it is a rally for loved ones still fighting the disease, and for many it is a celebration of their lives as breast cancer survivors. Whatever their inspiration, all walkers have the same goal: to raise money to save lives and to help put an end to breast cancer.

Source: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; National Philanthropic Trust

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