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October 1 , 2011

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Senator Hughes An informational update for you!

This publication is your opportunity to receive regular updates on the work and the issues that I have been involved with, both in Harrisburg and throughout our community.

Please visit my website, where you will find a comprehensive overview of our work, various phone numbers and contact information to assist you in solving problems, opportunities to volunteer and assist us in our programs and opportunities to give your feedback.

6th Annual Praise is the Cure:

Hope. Health. Healing. Those three words mean the world to those affected by breast cancer, especially within the African American Community, and those three words are the centerpiece of the 6th annual “Praise Is The Cure” week, which concludes today, October 1 at Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ at 6401 Ogontz Avenue.

Senator Hughes & Sheryl Lee RalphMy wife, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and I are proud to serve as the 2011 Honorary Chairpersons for Praise Is the Cure, a charitable outreach program that is the premiere destination for African American, breast cancer awareness.

Breast cancer affects everyone, directly or indirectly. Unfortunately, we all know someone who is or will be affected by this disease. Furthermore, breast cancer targets African American Women at a disproportionate rate. Sheryl and I are spearheading the charge of intervention, prevention and awareness as a means to empower women to get screenings and treatment, creating more survivors and a brighter future.

Since its inception, “Praise Is the Cure” has reached over 50,000 people in the Philadelphia area. The "Praise" week-long retreat provides inspiration and guidance from noted experts and encourages healthy lifestyle changes. Some of the activities include a mega gospel concert, family-friendly entertainment and health screenings. Your support positively impacts the lives of families and children in the Philadelphia region grappling with the effects of breast cancer.

Please continue to join us in tapping into the strength of your professional, civic and faith-based communities to raise awareness and resources for this important cause. We are doing our part to inform, encourage, inspire and uplift our families and celebrate our survivors. Please visit for more information. Together, we can find hope, health and healing.

Offices of State Senator Vincent Hughes


4950 Parkside Avenue | Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215.879.7777
Fax: 215.879.7778

Senate Box 203007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
Fax: 717.772.0579
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