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Philadelphia Breast Cancer Ambassador Selected for National Television Appearance

June 30, 2010

PHILADELPHIA — Glynis Rhodes, a meetings associate at the American Association for Cancer Research here in Philadelphia, is among 25 women with breast cancer selected by Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) to appear on national television as part of the White House | Black Market October Breast Cancer Awareness Catalog and awareness campaign.

“I am happy to be selected for the White House | Black Market October Breast Cancer Awareness Catalog, and to be able to help others live beyond breast cancer,” said Rhodes. “Cancer never leaves you. I no longer think of myself as a survivor because I am not. I am a person living with cancer and its effects. But while I have life, I have decided to live it – taking every bit of joy I can find in each day.”

Rhodes was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, at age 46. She underwent surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, and has been in remission for the past three years. Rhodes draws on her experience to advise the newly-diagnosed, as well as friends and family members who are trying to assist a loved one.

Rhodes will appear on the CBS Early Show on July 1, 2010. While in New York, she will have a professional fashion shoot, complete with hair, make-up, wardrobe and a White House | Black Market gift card.

White House | Black Market supports Living Beyond Breast Cancer, each year designing a special Give Hope Collection. To date, White House | Black Market and its customers have donated more than $1 million to LBBC. This contest marks the clothing store’s 25th anniversary.

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The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1907, the AACR is the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research. The membership includes 31,000 basic, translational and clinical researchers; health care professionals; and cancer survivors and advocates in the United States and more than 90 other countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise from the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer through high-quality scientific and educational programs. It funds innovative, meritorious research grants, research fellowship and career development awards. The AACR Annual Meeting attracts more than 17,000 participants who share the latest discoveries and developments in the field. Special conferences throughout the year present novel data across a wide variety of topics in cancer research, treatment and patient care. The AACR publishes six major peer-reviewed journals: Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; and Cancer Prevention Research. The AACR also publishes CR, a magazine for cancer survivors and their families, patient advocates, physicians and scientists. CR provides a forum for sharing essential, evidence-based information and perspectives on progress in cancer research, survivorship and advocacy.

Media Contact:
Michele Leiberman
(267) 646-0622

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