May 14, 2010
CONTACT INFORMATION: Terri McCoy, (406) 444-2807
Secretary of State Linda McCulloch Urges Montanans
To Join Fight Against Breast Cancer
HELENA - Every 68 seconds, someone dies from breast cancer. Last year in the United States, more than 45,000 people lost their lives to the deadly disease.
As a female government leader, Secretary of State Linda McCulloch encourages all Montanans to support the ongoing efforts to end this deadly disease forever.
On Saturday, May 15th, McCulloch will join thousands of Montanans behind the start-line at the 16th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The 5K run/walk begins at 10:00 AM behind the State Capitol in Helena.
"I'm just like every other Montanan. I care about my neighbors," said McCulloch. "I'm participating in the race with office staff 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 2010 Race for the Cure is available online at komenmontana.org.