Today, April 27, 2011 is the last day to join our team and save $5 on your registration for the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure.

As you know, the race helps to raise money in an effort to find a lasting cure for breast cancer.

About Susan G. Koman and the Race for the Cure

According to the Koman organization’s website, “Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body, and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and commitment to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer.

“Although Koman lost her battle with the disease, her legacy lives on through the work of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the organization Brinkler started in Komen’s honor. Komen for the Cure is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1 billion since its inception in 1982. Komen’s promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

“Across the country, that promise is upheld by a network of 121 local Affiliate offices. At the heart of each Affiliate is a person or group of people who, like Susan, wanted to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.

Boise Affiliate story

“In 11 years, the Boise, Idaho Affiliate has granted over $3.4 million dollars that stays in our local service area and is dedicated to breast cancer awareness, education, screening, support and treatment in Idaho.

“The first Komen Boise Race for the Cure, was held in 1999. With over 6,500 participants, it was the largest ever participation level for a Komen first year race. Over 16,000 people participated in the 2010 Komen Boise Race for the Cure” — including a team of D&B Supply customers and employees.

This year’s race is May 7th at ParkCenter Blvd. in Boise, and we would be very happy to have you join the D&B Supply team.

“Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.” — John Wayne

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