Susan G. Komen for the Cure's 10th Annual Mission Conference Opens

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure's 10th Annual Mission Conference, Ignite the Promise, will take place Aug. 26-28 at the Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel near Washington, D.C. More than 1,000 participants, including breast cancer survivors and activists, breast health professionals, research scientists and political leaders will shed light on current trends in breast cancer research, highlight superior outreach and education programs and engage in dialogue about cancer's place on the national agenda.


Events of particular interest include a keynote address featuring Komen for the Cure Founder Nancy G. Brinker and Komen Chief Scientific Advisor Dr. Eric Winer on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 8:15 a.m., breakout sessions on topics such as clinical trials, patient navigators and data sharing throughout the conference, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney addressing attendees during the keynote address on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 8:25 a.m. See below for more information on a forum featuring presidential candidates responding to questions posed by Komen on Monday, Aug. 27.

Founder's Forum on the Politics of Breast Cancer WHAT: Why isn't cancer public enemy number one? Presidential candidates and other political leaders answer questions posed by Komen leadership -- including Founder Nancy G. Brinker -- about reigniting the War on Cancer and the role of breast cancer advocacy in public policy. The forum includes on-site and phone-in interviews, as well as never-before-seen recorded video responses. WHO: Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) Elizabeth Edwards, breast cancer survivor John Edwards, former South Carolina Senator Rudy Giuliani, former New York City Mayor Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM) Tommy Thompson, former Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and former Wisconsin governor Nancy G. Brinker, Susan G. Komen for the Cure founder Eric Winer, MD, Komen for the Cure Chief Scientific Advisor (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School) Rene Syler, Journalist and Author (moderator) WHEN: Monday, Aug. 27 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. WHERE: Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, VA 22202 Arlington Ballroom

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CONTACT: Ann Jane Cox of Weber Shandwick, +1-972-830-2664,, for Susan G. Komen for the Cure; or SharonRoberts of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, +1-972-701-2146,

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