Did anyone happen to see the Old City of Jerusalem lit up in pink? What a sight! Leave it to Susan G. Komen Race for theÂ CureÂ® to partner with the City of Jerusalem and Hadassah to celebrate Breast Cancer Week in style.Â Hundreds of onlookers reveledÂ asÂ significant historic sites were lit in pink to gather for the first Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Israel. A number ofÂ delegates from global and Israeli organizations were onÂ handÂ to advance the breast cancer movement inÂ Israel. The main event today wasÂ the Susan G. Komen Israel Race for the Cure, hosted by Jeruasalem Mayor NirÂ Barkat.
The idea behind the the festivities is toÂ engage as many people as possible in theÂ movement to find a cure. Most globallyÂ have no idea that breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women ages 15 â€“ 54 and the second leading cause of death in women between the ages of 55 â€“ 74. Israel sees some 4,000 new cases of breast cancer each year.
It is noteworthy to see forward-thinking organizations that wish to eradicate cancer come toÂ Israel. This is especially true at a time whenÂ Israel has madeÂ many Â concessionsÂ towards peace but has notÂ seenÂ the same efforts inÂ return.
Articles/ Videos of Interest
- Jerusalem Goes Pink for Breast Cancer (israelnationalnews)
- International organization to fight breast cancer brings the battle to Jerusalem (haaretz.com)
- Walls of City of Old Jerusalem to Be Lit in Pink as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Partners Launch Israel Breast Cancer Collaborative (eon.businesswire.com)
- “Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure turns Jerusalem Pink” and related posts (jewlicious.com)
- Jerusalem hosts first-ever breast cancer race (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Israelis join Komen for the Cure (israel21c.org)
Quote of the Week
â€œThe outpouring of support and friendship we have received from Mayor Barkat and our many friends in Israel underscores our long and warm relationships in this country,â€ Brinker said. â€œOur very first international research grant went to the Weizmann Institute in 1994, and we have partnered with many other organizations over the years. It has been a dream of mine to deepen the work of the breast cancer movement here for all women, and I’m thrilled that this dream is coming true.â€
Komen Founder & CEO Ambassador, Nancy Goodman Brinker