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The 23rd Annual Komen NEPA Race for the CureÒ Committee will host a First Friday Scranton art walk event Aug. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center. “Pink Party at the Hilton” will feature Murals of Hope – murals painted on past race days that will be available for viewing in the Hilton lobby. Several murals will be part of a silent auction that will raise money for the race.

There will be refreshments, a variety of raffle baskets, entertainment by Music for Models Duo John and Tara, and a cash bar. Donation for the event is $10, which goes to the 2013 Komen NEPA Race for the Cure. Attendees will be given a demonstration of how to register for the race online.

This year’s Race is set for downtown Scranton Sept. 21.

“We are very excited to have our inaugural First Friday fundraising event for the Komen NEPA Race in downtown Scranton. The Race for the Cure® is certainly about uniting people to celebrate survivors and remember those who lost their battle, and to raise awareness about a disease that strikes one woman every three minutes. Each year our focus of the race event is truly about raising money necessary to fulfill our goal of preventing breast cancer through education and early detection screenings to discover breast cancers in its earliest and most treatable stages and ultimately to finding the cures for breast cancer,” said Dolly Woody, Komen NEPA Affiliate Executive Director. “The Hilton has been a generous partner and we look forward to more events with them during the upcoming Race season.”

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, one promise became Susan G. Komen® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Thanks to events like the Race for the Cure® Series, Komen has invested almost $1.9 billion to fulfill the promise, working to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 50 countries. For more information about Susan G. Komen®, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

Approximately 2.9 million breast cancer survivors are alive today in the United States – more than any other type of cancer. Seventy-five percent of net proceeds raised stay in Northeastern Pa. to fund local community education, early detection screening and treatment grants, while a minimum of 25 percent funds Komen National Research Grant Awards. The Komen NEPA Affiliate serves 16 counties in the region, including: Carbon, Clinton, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming.

To register for the 2013 Komen NEPA Race for the Cure, visit www.komennepa.org. For more information, call Susan G. Komen Northeastern Pennsylvania headquarters at 969.6072 or email admin.info@komennepa.org

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