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Two women trek to fundraise for breast cancer cure


Summary of story from the Sun Herald, October 7, 2011

Two US women, who raised over $6000 last year by trekking 60 miles in three days for the Susan G. Komen Foundation dedicated to curing breast cancer, are set to do it all over again.

Patti Turner and Pixie Rennick of Williams, California will start the three-day journey in the San Diego Walk for Cure on November 18 under the team name Walking 4 Udders, a name given to them last year by Turner’s mother, Glorietta Alvernaz, in recognition of the family’s long involvement in the cattle industry.

Turner and Rennick have dedicated October — national breast cancer awareness month — for their final push to raise what they pledged to the Komen Foundation to help energise science to find better treatment for beast cancer that still kills one woman every 74 seconds somewhere in the world.

Both Turner and Rennick have lost family members due to breast cancer.

Since it was founded in 1982, the Susan G. Komen Foundation has invested $1.9 billion in the search for a cure and programs for early detection.

Turner and Rennick have a goal of raising $7000 this year. Besides the trek, the two of them have also participated in selling cupcakes at Cupcakes for a Cure. This year the duo is also being joined by Turner’s husband Doug Turner.

Turner and Rennick believe that if everyone did something, then the surge in support might greatly reduce the number of women who could die from breast cancer next year.

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