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My Race for the Cure: Girl Scouts of Orange County

Girl Scouts of Orange County Team #1538 is racing for the cure in honor of organization founder Juliette Gorden Low. Juliette lost her three-year battle with breast cancer in January 1927. She developed breast cancer in 1923, but continued to work diligently for the Girl Scouts throughout her journey with the disease.

Girl Scouts OC believes in educating its girls on the importance of breast health. Troop leader, Stephanie Andrews, serves as the co-captain for this year’s Race team and is leading her girls in an effort to raise $250, enough for two life-saving mammograms for an a woman in need.

Last year, 50 girls and mothers in the Girls Scout OC network participated in the Race and the troop hopes to reach the same level of participation for 2011, the 20th Annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure.  With 29 members recruited and $110 raised, the team is well on its way toreaching its goal. To make a donation to the Girl Scouts of Orange County’s Race for the Cure effort, visit its Race team page and help them participate in the Komen 125 Challenge!

If you would like to start your own team and help Komen Orange County end breast cancer forever, you can register online at www.komenoc.org/race. Hope to see you there on Sunday, Sept. 25 at Fashion Island in Newport Beach for our biggest and best Race yet!

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