Dell, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Partner to Fight Cancer
Round Rock, Texas, October 6, 2005 -- Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) is joining forces with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation by serving as the presenting sponsor for the 2005 Komen Race for the Cure(R) in Austin, Texas.
To kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and help promote the Komen Foundationís mission, Dell also will offer a special edition Dell DJ Ditty(TM) music player bundle to U.S. customers.
ďWeíre working together to raise awareness of an important health issue,Ē said Michael Farello, vice present of electronics & accessories for Dellís U.S. Consumer business. ďDell is committed to providing customers and employees with the resources necessary to be knowledgeable about their own health and health issues surrounding them. We canít think of a better way to support our communities than by partnering with the Komen Foundation on a great cause.Ē
Ramona Magid, executive director of the Austin affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation said, ďDellís support as the presenting sponsor of the Komen Austin Affiliate Race for the Cure(R) will allow the organization to continue funding breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs in the Austin area.Ē
The eighth annual Komen Austin Race for the Cure(R) event features a five-kilometer Run/Walk and a one-mile Family Fun Run/Walk. The event is one of the largest races in Austin, with more than 20,000 people expected to participate on Sunday, Nov. 6.
A special-edition Dell DJ Ditty featuring an active pink armband and pink ear buds designed for runners and walkers will be priced at $129 and is available now at www.dell.com/dj. Dell will also include a free pink wristband and breast health information card featuring the Komen Foundationís National Toll-Free Breast Care Hotline number -- 1.800 IíM AWARE(R) -- with all its Dell DJ MP3 players shipped in October.
About the Komen Foundation
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 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 active volunteers working through local Affiliates and events like the Komen Race for the Cure(R) to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. A global leader in the fight against breast cancer, the Foundation fulfills its mission through support of innovative breast cancer research grants, meritorious awards and educational, scientific and community outreach programs around the world. Together with its Affiliate Network, corporate partners and generous donors, the Komen Foundation has raised $750 million for the fight against breast cancer.
For more information about breast health or breast cancer, visit the Foundationís Web site at www.komen.org or call the Foundationís National Toll Free Breast Care Helpline at 1-800 IíM AWARE(R) (1-800-462-9273).
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