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The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, RE/MAX Racing for LifeWith its “RE/MAX Racing for Life” slogan, RE/MAX is proud to be a co-sponsor of the National Series Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition Program at Komen Race for the Cure events.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has raised more than $240 million for research, education, screening and treatment since 1982. The foundation is best known for its Race for the Cure events, the world’s largest series of 5K runs and fitness walks. Komen expects more than 1.5 million people to participate in its 2003 races.

RE/MAX Racing for LifeKomen’s Survivor Recognition Program celebrates breast cancer survivors and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. RE/MAX shares sponsorship of the 2003 program with Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity, a nonprofit volunteer organization.

RE/MAX contributes to racers’ “I’m a Survivor” pink tee-shirts, caps, “In Honor of” and “In Memory of” back-signs, and program banners for each race. RE/MAX Associates who are breast cancer survivors or who have been otherwise affected by the disease are encouraged to solicit fund-raising pledges for their own participation in the events. Corporate representatives will host Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition tents at the races.

> Visit the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Web Site

The Facts About Breast Cancer:

  • During the 1990s, about 1.8 million women and 12,000 men were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.
  • This year, an estimated 182,800 women and 1,400 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.
  • About 40,000 women and 400 men will die of breast cancer this year.
  • Breast cancer is the leading cancer among American women and is second only to lung cancer in cancer deaths.
  • When breast cancer is confined to the breast, the five-year survival rate is more than 95 percent.