The staff of Virginians for Brian Moran participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on the National Mall in Washington, D.C, on Saturday.
Over half of Delegate Morans staff joined Team Moran for the annual run/walk to help find a cure for breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 182,460 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in American women in 2008 alone. This is the second year in a row that Morans staff has participated in the walk.
Were all very proud to work together and had a great, successful race, said Rosemarie Clouston, Deputy Director of Virginians for Brian Moran and leader of the group that participated. It was a wonderful showing of people from all across our region who share a commitment to this important cause, and we are very proud we were a part of it.
Estimates show 122 new cases of invasive breast cancer for every 100,000 women in Virginia. Several Team Moran members participated because family or friends had been victims or survivors of breast cancer.
Im proud of the members of my staff who stepped forward to help, said Delegate Moran. Too many families are affected by breast cancer, and its going to take the private and public sectors working together to find the cure.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure was launched in 1982 to fulfill of promise from Nancy Brinker to her dying sister Susan G. Komen. Today it is the largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. Thanks to the Race for the Cure, they have invested $1 billion in the fight against breast cancer worldwide.