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Team WEAC Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer

A couple dozen WEAC members, staff and supporters joined Team WEAC June 4 at the Susan G. Komen Foundation's annual Race for the Cure in Madison. Among them were (left to right) Paul Anjeski, Barty Jacobsen, Tom Fineran, Gerene Nelson, Elizabeth Jacobsen, and Fran McNett in the front. Photo Gallery

WEAC members and other participants joined Team WEAC June 4 by lacing up their running shoes to "Race for the Cure" of breast cancer.

Approximately 7,800 participants, including a team of WEAC members and staff, completed the 5K run/walk or one-mile walk event, which was held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. WEAC also donated $5,000 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and provided gifts to breast cancer survivors and race participants.

"Approximately three-quarters of WEAC’s members are women, so a significant number of our members' lives have been or will be affected by this terrible disease," WEAC President Stan Johnson said. "Breast cancer has a dramatic impact on women and their families, and WEAC is proud to be involved in the effort to search for a cure."

Breast cancer is the leading cancer among American women, and is second only to lung cancer in cancer deaths.

Proceeds from Race for the Cure will be used for breast cancer research, screening, treatment and education. The annual event has raised $1 million, most of which stays in Wisconsin.

WEAC will also sponsor the 7th annual Race for the Cure event in Milwaukee on September 18. WEAC will form another team for members who participate. Visit for more information.

Posted June 10, 2005

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