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Monday, October 04, 2010

Susan G. Komen coming to Israel

I am sure that many of you remember the story from this time last year in which Israeli doctors were barred from a breast cancer conference held by the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Cairo, Egypt. That won't happen this year. Susan G. Komen is coming to Israel.
Building on its mission to end breast cancer on a global scale, Susan G. Komen for the Cure – the world’s largest breast cancer organization – will sponsor a week of events in Israel from October 24 to 29.

The Israel Breast Cancer Collaborative, a major partnership between Susan G. Komen for the Cure and non-governmental organizations in Israel, is focused mainly on examining new scientific approaches to breast cancer prevention and treatment, as well as enhancing advocacy, awareness, screening and treatment.

The more public face of the initiative will be the first-ever Israeli 'Race for the Cure,' Komen’s signature fundraising walk. "We’re hoping to get 10,000 people of all shapes, sizes, colors and religious denominations to Jerusalem," says coordinator Rena Riger. "Nothing like this has ever been done in Israel. Large-scale walks are usually politically related, while this is a health issue. So we want to reach beyond one city."
Read the whole thing. I wonder how many Arab doctors will show up.


At 2:32 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Does it really matter?

I hope they don't come.

Egypt's loss is Israel's gain.



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