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Secretary of State Linda McCulloch Urges Montanans To Work Together In The Fight Against Breast Cancer

T-shirt for the May 16, 2009, Race for the CureMay 14, 2009

(Helena) - Somewhere in the world, a woman dies from breast cancer every 68 seconds. Last year in Montana, 130 people lost their lives to the deadly disease. An additional 620 women were newly diagnosed.

As a female government leader, Secretary of State Linda McCulloch would like to encourage all Montanans to support the ongoing efforts to end this deadly disease forever.

On Saturday, May 16th, McCulloch will join thousands of Montanans behind the start-line at the 15th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The 5K run/walk begins at 10:00 AM on Lockey Street behind the State Capitol in Helena.

"I'm just like every other Montanan, in that I care about my neighbors," said McCulloch. "I'm participating in the race to raise awareness about breast cancer, celebrate survivorship, and honor those who have lost their battle with the disease."

Seventy-five percent of the proceeds raised in Montana, stay in Montana. The Susan G. Komen Montana affiliate reports that in the past two years, it has locally awarded $294,000 for the fight against breast cancer.

"We need to work together to get a healthy message out to men, women, and their families. When Montanans work together, we are able to accomplish great things," said McCulloch.

More information about the 2009 Race for the Cure, and other local events, is available online at www.komenmontana.org.

15 Years of Fighting Breast Cancer in Montana