Breakaway from Cancer event a success in the Village at Northstar | SierraSun.com

Breakaway from Cancer event a success in the Village at Northstar

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Andy Tao/AJTSportPhotoCancer survivors are some of the first individuals to stride across the finish line at the Amgen Breakaway from Cancer run/walk event Sunday, May 15.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; As part of the Amgen Tour of California, a lifestyle expo and Breakaway from Cancer event took place in the Village at Northstar, hardy souls weathering spring snow conditions May 15.

and#8220;Amgen was born and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and we are proud, for the sixth year, to sponsor an event that promotes the beautiful state of California and stimulates the local economy,and#8221; said Stuart Arbuckle, vice president and general manager, Amgen Oncology.

and#8220;This race provides Amgen the opportunity to be part of a world-class professional cycling event and raise awareness for Amgenand#8217;s Breakaway from Cancer initiative.and#8221;

Amgen created the national Breakaway from Cancer initiative in 2005 as a complementary component to its title sponsorship of the inaugural Amgen Tour of California. Through Breakaway from Cancer, Amgen has joined forces with four nonprofit organizations and#8212; Prevent Cancer Foundation, Cancer Support Community, Patient Advocate Foundation and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and#8212; that offer a broad range of support services complementing those provided by a patientand#8217;s team of healthcare professionals.

For information visit http://www.breakawayfromcancer.com.

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