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Susan G. Komen: Race for the Cure

Name: Allie Zimmerman

Organizational Pattern: Categorical

General Purpose: To Persuade

Specific Purpose: At the end of this speech, I want my audience to go out and join the movement and sign up for the next Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Central Idea: The Race for the Cure walk helps to promote awareness and celebrate those who have survived cancer. We should all help in that movement.

Introduction: In an article from the Neoplasia journal, "Breast Cancer is the leading killer of women aged 40 to 59. Most of these women are diagnosed with no known risk factors. In the last decade, 1.8 million women and 12,000 men have been diagnosed." Five years ago my aunt went in for her first breast cancer screening. To her dismay she was diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer. She had to undergo chemotherapy and radiation for about 2 years. She is a breast cancer survivor and has been cancer free for three years now. During her time having cancer I became very close to her and now every year participate in the Susan G. Komen 5k walk called the Race for the Cure. Today, I will be telling you how the foundation got started, what the Race for the Cure is, what to do to detect the disease early and screening methods, and how to get involved.

Transition: (So I will begin by telling you about the Susan G. Komen Foundation.)

1. The Susan G. Komen Foundation was founded in 1982.
1.The foundation was founded by Nancy Brinker. 1.She founded the foundation because her sister Suzy died from breast cancer at age 36.
2.Two years later Nancy had breast cancer herself but is a survivor now.

2.Nancy stated that she make a promise to her sister that she would do anything she could to stop breast cancer from taking more lives.
3.The mission of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is to eradicate breast…...

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