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Looking for something to do? Help support the Komen Charlotte Affiliate by visiting their website at www.komencharlotte.org and supporting their many upcoming events.

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The 2010 Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure® will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010. Mark your calendar now! This is Charlotte's largest running and walking event of the year. You don't have to be a runner to participate! We have thousands of walkers of all ages who participate each year! Visit www.komencharlotte.org to register!

BreastCancerAwarenessPlate

The NC Breast Cancer Awareness Specialized License Plate bill passed in the summer of 2004 and was commissioned later that fall. Please consider applying for the special plate and forward the application on to anyone else who may be interested. Together, we can eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease and help spread the word that 'early detection saves lives' !
Download the application here

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Carolina Breast Friends is a social organization comprised of extraordinary women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Their mission is to create a positive environment for women with breast cancer by providing education, encouragement and friendship. These women are an immeasurable source of inspiration to the Laugh for the Cure® Committee.In 2006, the Founder of Carolina Breast Friends, Kristy Adams-Ebel, passed away after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Our lives were blessed for having had the opportunity to share part of our journey with her.To learn more about Carolina Breast Friends, please visit their website at www.carolinabreastfriends.org.

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Rockin Baby Gifts, is a wonderful supporter of Laugh for the Cure® and recently launched an original "Crawlin' for a Cure" onesie design. When you purchase one of these adorable and affordable onesies, a $5 donation will be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The light pink or light blue onesies are made of 100% cotton, are super soft and are sized for babies aged 6-12 months! A pink breast cancer awareness ribbon is displayed on the front and "Crawlin' for a Cure" is written on the back. These unique, cute and fun onesies will bring a smile to your face when your young activist baby is crawling across the floor and helping to raise awareness for breast cancer! To purchase a "Crawlin' for a Cure" onesie, please visit their website at www.rockinbabygifts.com.

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The Sister Study is the only long-term study in the United States and Puerto Rico of women ages 35 to 74 whose sisters had breast cancer. This important study is conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the National Institutes of Health. The study will follow 50,000 women for at least 10 years to learn how environment and genes may affect the chances of getting breast cancer. As of the summer of 2007, the study still needs approximately 10,000 women to enroll. Please consider joining The Sister Study if: (1) your sister, related to you by blood, had breast cancer, (2) you are between the ages of 35 and 74, (3) you have never had breast cancer yourself and (4) you are a woman living in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. To learn more about The Sister Study, please visit their website at www.sisterstudy.org.

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"Nordie's at Noon" shares the personal stories of four young professional women diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30 or younger. Once a month, Patti, Jana, Jennifer, and Kim met at Nordstrom's Cafe for lunch. It was their special place to laugh, cry, support, and educate each other -- and celebrate the journey of life after a cancer diagnosis. "Nordie's at Noon" encourages women to be proactive with their health, and to realize that no one is too young for breast cancer. Laugh for the Cure®'s founder and director had the pleasure of meeting one of the "Nordie's at Noon" co-authors, Jana Peters, at the Yoplait Champion Award Ceremony in NYC in the spring of 2006. Jana passed away in December 2006 at the age of 35 after a courageous 8 year battle with breast cancer. Her memory lives on in the words of her book and the important message that she shared with her readers. To purchase "Nordie's at Noon", visit the book's website at www.nordiesatnoon.com.

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"The Time Keeper" is a novel based on Kevin E. Cropp's personal experiences with breast cancer and his journey as a young teenage boy having to face his mother's mortality. Mr. Cropp is a supporter of Laugh for the Cure® and in 2006 donated a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of his book to LFTC. Kevin Cropp was a finalist for the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best New Voice of 2006. USA Book News also named his work a finalist in the category Best General Fiction of 2006. To purchase a copy of the book or to learn more about Kevin Cropp, visit www.copperpresspublishers.com.

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Keep-a-Breast brings a cool, fresh approach to fundraising for breast cancer that is both relevant and inspiring to today's youth. The Keep-a-Breast Foundation creates one-of-a-kind plaster forms of the female torso customized by fine artists and auctioned to raise consciousness and funding for breast cancer research and treatment. The casts are physical representations of a simple truth - while breast cancer attacks all women without prejudice, it is the powerful individualism present in all women that will conquer it. Laugh for the Cure®'s founder and director had the pleasure of meeting one of Keep-a-Breast's founders, Shaney-Jo Darden, at the Yoplait Champion Award Ceremony in NYC in the spring of 2006. Visit their website at www.keep-a-breast.org to learn more about this unique and innovative fundraising event!