News Release: From: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Evansville LOCAL BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS AND ACTIVISTS TAKE PART IN CRITICAL BREAST TISSUE BANK EVANSVILLE, IN – Seventy-two motivated Tri-state area women will travel to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis to participate in a tissue collection day, at which time a small sample of breast tissue will be collected. Two charter buses are available to transport these women to and from Indianapolis on June 21, 2008 to be tissue donors. The first bus will depart at 5:00 am and Indiana State Senator Vaneta Becker will be sending them off with words of encouragement and praise. The second bus will depart at 7:00 am and make a stop in Vincennes, Indiana, to pick up additional volunteers. Both busses will depart from Parking Lot I at St. Mary’s Medical Center. They are expected to return to Evansville approximately 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center was created in response to a need by scientists carrying out breast cancer research: understanding what is abnormal in breast cancer is slowed down by our lack of knowledge about what is normal. By collecting tissue from women with and without breast cancer, or with a variety of benign breast conditions, scientists will be able to determine differences which ultimately could lead to a better understanding of the breast cancer process. About the Greater Evansville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® The Greater Evansville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®—along with those who generously support us with their talent, time and resources—is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in our community. We join more than 100,000 breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. Through events like the Komen Evansville Race for the Cure®, we have invested over $4.2 million in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects in our 28-county service area in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Komen Greater Evansville Affiliate stay in our community while the remaining income goes to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Programs supporting research, awards and educational and scientific programs around the world. Join us by calling 812-962-2202 or 888-KOMEN-20 or visiting us online at www.komenevansville.org. About Susan G. Komen for the Cure Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.