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Kids draw to help fight breast cancer


Local McDonald's restaurants and the Pittsburgh Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure recently launched the fourth annual McDonald's Kids For The Cure® Art Contest.

Open to children in grades K - 6, the contest was created to involve kids in the fight against breast cancer. Entrants are challenged to creatively use the Komen organization's distinctive pink ribbon logo in a unique piece of artwork to be showcased at the 2007 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® on Sunday, May 13.

“Breast cancer deeply affects children when someone close to them is diagnosed. That's why it's exciting to see young people become involved with our mission in such a positive, life-affirming way,” said Jo Ann Meier, executive director of the Pittsburgh Komen Affiliate.

The contest winner's artwork will be recreated on the “McDonald's Kid's Dash” certificate that will be awarded to all participants as they cross the Dash finish line on Race Day. The winner will also join Ronald McDonald® in leading the one-mile Fun Walk and receive a Sony PlayStation® game system. Second prize is a portable DVD player and third prize is a Nintendo Game Boy Advance®.

All entries must be the sole creation of the youth participant, must be postmarked by April 8, and become the property of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®. Entries will be judged by a panel of breast cancer survivors and their advisors, whose decision is final.

Ronald McDonald has been distributing contest entry forms during local school visits across the region. Official entry forms are also available for download at http://www.pittsburghrace


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