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Social Media Headlines October 30, 2009 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Launches Social Networking

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® (Business Wire) - 30 October 2009

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Launches Social Networking Site, myKomen

The community is virtual. The connections are real.TM

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® logoDALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Breast cancer activists, survivors and supporters now have their very own online Web community to share unique experiences and insights around breast cancer. Launching this week, the new social networking site “myKomen” centers on individual and shared experiences with a disease that will afflict 200,000 women and men this year alone.

“myKomen allows users to share their knowledge, their support, their victories — even virtual hugs — 24 hours a day. It’s a visual representation of our grassroots network,” said Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. “myKomen complements the award-winning redesign of komen.org, supplementing the existing content and taking it to the next level.”

New users sign up at my.komen.org to create a personalized profile where they can share personal stories and messages. myKomen members can invite friends to be part of their network, honor loved ones with tribute pages and build a support system that spans the globe.

Additional online features include news feeds, a message wall, the ability to share personal photos, videos and links to pages on komen.org, stories of inspiration and an interactive map of events, among many others.

For additional information or to join myKomen, visit http://my.komen.org.

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested nearly $1.5 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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Melissa Anderson, 972-701-2146
manderson@komen.org

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