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February 17, 2005 - "Rock For The Cure" 2005 Pittsburgh Race for the Cure Kick Off

What: 2005 Race Year Kick Off Party

Where: Hard Rock Cafe, Station Square

When: February 17, 2005

Time: 7:00 PM

Presenting Sponsor(s): PRESENTING SPONSOR: PNC Banks; PREMIER SPONSORS: Dick's Sporting Goods, Giant Eagle, Lynch Open, McDonalds

Co-Chair(s): Lonnie Silver, Race Chair; Debbie Norrell, Race Co-Chair

Executive Director: Jo Ann Meier

Staff: Linda Charapp, Program Director, Pam Rubin, Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, Debbie Lanzarotta, Administrative Assistant, Lisa Wilkes, Office Administator

Music: Bill Deacy, Kenny Blake, Dancing Queen, Glitz, and Special Edition

Sponsors: MEDIA: WTAE-TV, 99.7 FM, 94.5 3WS, Radio Disney AM 540. 106.7 WAMO DIAMOND: Ford, Port Authority; PLATINUM LEVEL: Cool Springs Golf Center, Eden Hall Foundation, Levin Furniture, Magee-Women's Hospital, McMahon & Cardillo; GOLD: Aguafina, Diet Pepst, Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, Schwebel's Bread & Buns, UPS, Yellow Book; SILVER: Acusis, Broudy Printing, Inc. Bruegger's Bagels, Choice One, Consumers Produce, Kaufmann's, Kellogg's, Pennsylvania Health and Fitness Magazine, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Remax, Soffer Organization, Pittsburgh Steelers, The Shore Fund; BRONZE: AstraZenecs Parmaceuticals, Duquesne Light, FISA Foundation, GENCO, Legg Mason Funds, Little's Shoes, Mizrahi Design Assoc, Inc., Pittsbusrgh Mailing, RRespironics, The Mary Hillman Jennings Foundation, The Regional Cancer Center, West Penn Allegheny Health System, Yoplait

Blacktie Photos by: Jill M. Kummer

"Rock For The Cure" Kick Off Party With Guests Marguerite Mazurana, Genevieve Klos and Marrisa Mazurana

"Rock For The Cure" 2005 Kick Off Party Volunteers, sponsors, survivors and friends gathered at the Hard Rock Cafe in Station Square on February 1, 2005 to Kick Off the "Pittsburgh Race For A Cure. Numerous bands took to the stage during the evening providing live music to accompany food and drink provided by the Hard Rock. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Pittsburgh Affiliate As the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Pittsburgh Affiliate enters its 13th year, we are proud to be fulfilling our mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment. In 2004 the Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure®: -Raised $1.6 million ($10.5 million in 12 years) -Allocated nearly $1 million for year-round services and programs in Western and Central Pennsylvania -Sponsored educational events and attended Health Fairs throughout Western and Central Pennsylvania. -Supported 2 portable mammography units for use in Erie, Venango and Forest counties -Awarded $305,000 to the Komen Award and Research Grant Program Over the last nine years Komen Pittsburgh has also provided over 40,000 mammograms and follow-up diagnostic services to medically underserved women in 29 counties of Western Pennsylvania. Our success is based on the generous financial support of local and national corporations, foundations, health care providers and individuals. In addition, more than 700 volunteers work year-round to organize the Race and its projects. In 2004, 33,000 participants registered for the Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure®, including 2,300 survivors. The Komen Race for the Cure® series has evolved into the largest series of 5K Runs and Fitness Walks in the world; the Pittsburgh Race is one of the top ten races in the national series. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was founded on a promise made between two sisters – Susan Goodman Komen and Nancy Goodman Brinker. Suzy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1978, a time when little was known about the disease and it was rarely discussed in public. Before she died at the age of 36, Suzy asked her sister to do everything possible to bring an end to breast cancer. Nancy kept her promise by establishing the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in 1982 in Suzy’s memory. For more information and details on how to register, please call (412) 521-CURE (2873) or log onto the website at

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