Saturday October 24th in Egypt saw a run for breast cancer sponsored by Susan G. Koman.  Hundreds and thousands of individuals participated in the event near the Great Pyramids at Giza.

Awareness of breast cancer is improving in the middle east.  This is largely due to the concern of an increasing number of women fighting breast cancer.

Teams of students, workers, Egyptians, and foreigners have formed for this race. Over 10 specific and separate countries from the middle east and Northern Africa will participate.

Several high ranking officials from Egypt were found enjoying the “First Race for Breast Cancer Foundation in Egypt“.  “Runners and walkers alike will break the silence that surrounds breast cancer in Egypt, North Africa and the Middle East,” said Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker who is the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control.

For more details about the events in Egypt, see the Susan G. Komen for the Cure web site at For more information about breast cancer, visit  (English) or  (Arabic and English).

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