MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 11, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) --
What: Nancy Comer, Interim Executive Director of The Greater New York City Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation will preside over the closing bell in honor of the Komen New York City Race for the Cure. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Race for the Cure(r) Series raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrating breast cancer survivorship and honoring those who have lost their battle with the disease. With funds raised by the Komen Race for the Cure(r) Series, the Komen Foundation with its Affiliate Network is able to fund breast cancer research grants, meritorious awards and educational, scientific and community outreach programs around the world. Since its origination in Dallas in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure(r) Series has grown from one local Race with 800 participants to a series of more than 100 Races with more than one million people expected to participate in 2005. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Monday August 14th 2006 at 4:00 p.m. EDT Contacts: Adrienne Scordato 212.560.9590 (231) email@example.com NASDAQ MarketSite: Stephanie Lowenthal; 646.441.5220
The closing bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA-6 C-band/transponder 17. The downlink frequency is 4040 Vertical; Audio 6.2-6.8. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lowenthal at (646) 441-5220.
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About The Greater New York City Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation:
The Greater New York City Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was formed in 1990 and serves the five boroughs of NYC (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island), Long Island, and Rockland and Westchester counties. Up to 75% of the Affiliate's net proceeds are dedicated to fighting breast cancer by funding innovative grassroots programs in underserved local communities. At least 25% of the Affiliate's net proceeds fund national breast cancer research. This year, through local fundraising efforts including the signature event, the Komen New York City Race for the Cure(r), the Affiliate will award $3.2 million in grants. To learn more about the organization, go to www.komennyc.org.
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