Susan G. Komen for the Cure, NFL Player Association and the GW Cancer Institute to Kick-Off Komen Global Race with Media Breakfast

Released: 25-Mar-2013 12:00 PM EDT
Source Newsroom: George Washington University
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WHAT:
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the National Football League Players Association and The George Washington University Cancer Institute will host a media breakfast at The George Washington University Hospital to announce exciting news about the annual Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure, taking place in Washington, DC on May 11th, Mother’s Day weekend.

Announcements to include:

Washington Redskins’ Josh Morgan announces Komen’s new Race partnership with the NFL Players Association and its “One Team for the Cure” program.

Washington Redskins’ wide receiver Josh Morgan is serving as the 2013 Global Race for the Cure Local Ambassador. In the spirit of the 2013 Race theme “Make Mom Proud,” Morgan will discuss the mother in his life in whose honor he is participating: his godmother, a local survivor of triple negative breast cancer. Morgan is forming a team and will be fundraising on her behalf.

The 2013 Susan G. Komen National Capital Area Community Grant Recipients

Thanks in part to funds raised by participants at last year’s Race, Komen awarded $1.5M to 7 local, DC-area programs. Komen currently has 18 active grants to community education and treatment centers totaling $7.3M. Event co-host, the GW Cancer Institute, is a Komen grant recipient and a survivor who received treatment in their program will speak about its services.

WHO:
Josh Morgan, Washington Redskins;
Arrelious Benn, Philadelphia Eagles;
Britt McHenry, sports anchor, ABC7/WJLA-TV;
Mandi Pratt-Chapman, associate director, Community Programs, The GW Cancer Institute;
Dorothy Jones, vice president, marketing, Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

WHEN:
Thursday, March 28, 2013
10:00-10:30—Arrival and breakfast served
10:30-11:00—Remarks

WHERE:
George Washington University Hospital
900 23rd Street, NW
Weingold Executive Conference Center – 6th Floor


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