Quakes host breast cancer awareness night June 26

The San Jose Earthquakes will host Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Saturday when the Quakes take on the Kansas City Wizards at 7 p.m. PT at Spartan Stadium. Proceeds from tickets purchased for the June 26 match from the Breast Cancer 3-Day booth outside the stadium will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust's efforts to fight breast cancer.

The Breast Cancer 3-Day booth will be manned by volunteers who are currently training for the three-day, 60-mile walk that will be held in San Francisco on Oct. 15-17, and in nine other U.S. cities this year. Breast Cancer 3-Day t-shirts will be randomly distributed to the crowd during half time as Breast Cancer 3-Day volunteers and the Earthquakes attempt to raise awareness for this event and help promote the fight against breast cancer. For more information on purchasing these special Quakes tickets, contact Jenny Tsong at the Earthquakes at (408) 288-2644 or Alvin Yu from the Breast Cancer 3-Day event at (650) 589-8712.

In the Bay Area, the Breast Cancer 3-Day is a 60-mile walk from San Mateo to San Francisco that is expected to welcome nearly 3,000 walkers this year. Prior to the event, each walker commits to raise at least $2,000 to support breast cancer research and patient support programs. For more information or to become a walker, supporter, or volunteer "crew member," visit www.the3day.org, or call (800) 996-3DAY (800-996-3329).

The Komen Foundation, the primary beneficiary of the Breast Cancer 3-Day, was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36. Today, the Foundation is an international organization with a network of more than 75,000 volunteers working through local affiliates and events like the Komen Race for the Cure® to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. For questions about breast health or breast cancer, visit the Foundation's Website at www.komen.org, or call the Foundation's Helpline at 1-800 I'M AWARE® (1-800-462-9273).

The National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) is an independent public charity dedicated to increasing philanthropy in our society. Its mission is to promote and facilitate giving by individuals, families and organizations while expanding their knowledge in the field of philanthropy. Founded in 1996, NPT is one of the 100 largest charities in the United States. Since its inception, NPT has raised more than $725 million in charitable assets, and made more than 6,500 grants to U.S. and international charities totaling $235 million. For more information, visit www.nptrust.org.


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