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Jordan Hill of the LA Lakers Joins the 'Race for the Cure' to Fight Breast Cancer

Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County and Jordan Hill of the Los Angeles Lakers, announced today they are joining forces for the 2013 'Race for the Cure' to impact the fight against breast cancer for women in the LA area.
 
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    WOODLAND HILLS, CA, February 25, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County and Jordan Hill of the Los Angeles Lakers, announced today they are joining forces for the 2013 'Race for the Cure' to impact the fight against breast cancer for women in the LA area. The 17th annual family friendly event will take place at Dodger Stadium on March 23, 2013 with their 5K, their Kids Fun Run and for the more serious runner the 10K Double Down. Jordan will be taking part in media opportunities to help spread the word, along with keeping his fans up to date through Twitter and Facebook. Jordan will also be starting his own team, TEAM HILL, at http://bit.ly/TeamHill, where fans can join him to 'Race for the Cure'.

Hill has a special place in his heart for the fight against breast cancer and helping bring awareness to his community. He lost his mother Carol to the disease when he was only three. By joining forces with Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County, Jordan hopes to raise awareness about breast health and breast cancer, empowering women to make informed choices about their health and welfare. Jordan hopes to inspire women to run for it, not from it.

"There is an urgency for women to become aware and educated about early detection," says Hill. "I am encouraging friends, family and fans to come out, join my team and walk or run with me to help provide mammograms for women in the Los Angeles community."

Mark Pilon, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen, Los Angeles County is thrilled to have Jordan as a member of the 'Race for the Cure' team this year. "We are honored to have Jordan partnering with us. With his help, dedication and passion, we can truly make a difference in the Los Angeles community, not to mention his inspiration to have fun, while making a difference."

Susan G. Komen is the only foundation that dedicates 75% of net proceeds to the community in which it was raised. The 'Race for the Cure' will raise money in support of our grants to community health partners, which provide mammograms and breast health services for women in need in our community. For more information visit www.komenlacounty.org and follow KOMENLA on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information and ways to get involved in the fight to end breast cancer, please visit: http://www.komenlacounty.org/ or connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/komenla.

Local Presenting Sponsors are Anthem Blue Cross (sponsor of the new Whole Health Pavilion on Race Day,) the employees and customers of Chevron in Southern California and Ralphs & Food 4 Less. The Media Presenting Sponsor is CBS 2 & KCAL 9. This year's Platinum Sponsor is the Kim Jang Hoon Miracle Tour. At the Diamond level & sponsor of the 10K Double Down: Power Automotive Group. The Gold Sponsor and Official Coffee of Race for the Cure is Don Francisco's Coffee.

About the Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure

The Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. To date, The Affiliate has raised over $9.2 million for community-based grants to local LA County health organizations. Through these grants, Komen LA County provides crucial funding for breast cancer diagnostic services, educational programs, patient navigation, and psychosocial support.

Komen LA County is a local charity serving the communities of Los Angeles County. Seventy-five percent of the Affiliate's net income funds grants to local hospitals and community health organizations serving the uninsured and underinsured women in Los Angeles County. The remaining 25 percent supports Susan G. Komen's national grants program which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research and education initiatives around the world.

Thanks to its many dedicated donors, corporate partners and volunteers, Komen LA County is playing a vital role in fighting breast cancer in the community.



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