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Race for the Cure

Title: Race for the Cure

Author: Joelyn Flomenhaft

Publication: New York Times

Publication Date: September 14, 1995

To the Editor:

As the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s Race for the Cure approaches on Sunday, Sept. 17, I could not be more supportive of trying to raise money and awareness for this terrible life-threatening disease.

Having participated in this event for a number of years partly because someone close to me had this illness, I am sorry to say I will not be a participant this year.

This is because survivors who have registered for the race are given pink visors and race badges to wear and are encouraged to display the number of years as a survivor.

Breast cancer survivors who share their experiences and courage with others are to be commended.

However, breast cancer survivors should have the right to choose to make their illness public and not have their choice made for them by race organizers.

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