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Daddy Yankee to be event spokesperson to fight breast cancer in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican reggaeton Daddy Yankee was introduced today as the new spokesperson for the thirteenth edition of the Race for the Cure, a summit event of the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Puerto Rico, to raise funds to help women diagnosed with cancer. breast.

“This year I will join you to fight the war. I will be a spokesman for light,” Daddy Yankee said today at a press conference in which he offered all the details of the event, to be held on October 8 in San Juan.

The event will include a test at a distance of five kilometers, starting from the Coliseum of Puerto Rico José M. Agrelot and continue along the area of ​​the Golden Mile in Hato Rey (San Juan) until returning to its place of origin.

The Puerto Rican reggaeton Daddy Yankee (c) poses with the executive director of the Susan G. Komen Puerto Rico Foundation, Amarilis Reyes (i), and the president of the Board of Directors of the same Foundation, Maribel Villegas (d), during A press conference today, Wednesday, August 2, 2017, in San Juan (Puerto Rico). EFE

“This time we will do something very historic to lift the spirits of all Puerto Rico, patients and families and raise funds to change the course of the event,” added the Puerto Rican artist.

Daddy Yankee, who said he will walk with patients on the day, said his purpose of the event will be “to carry the message of hope, that you can always and can always surpass the evidence.”

The artist admitted that it was “a challenge” when he pledged to be a spokesperson for the cause and met and met some of the women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, the leading cause of death in women a year in Puerto Rico.

“This has changed my life.The way they teach you, despite what is happening to them, you see life in a different way,” said the so-called “boss” of the regiment, who as part of the campaign Will form a team of people to push the event under “Team Yankee.”

“Sometimes we lose sight of the realities, but when you collide with the testimonies of the patients, nothing compares to my way of life. There you change the mentality, and these things land me to reality,” added the artist Boricua.

This year’s edition of “Race for the Cure” will be dedicated to the communicator Jaime Mayol, who for the past five years has been one of the presenters of the event and inspiring for cancer survivors.

“It’s too big for me to be involved in this event. This event is love, in order to bring a message to this team of warriors who are getting up and forming a great family,” he said.

“Our responsibility is that more people join and we can make these diagnoses can and continue to have positive outcomes,” added Mayol.

According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Puerto Rico, five women on the island are diagnosed with breast cancer every day and one in 12 will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their life.

Since 2010, the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Puerto Rico has awarded $ 1.9 million through 22 community projects that provide services to patients.

Similarly, the agency recently donated $ 100,000 to a local research team to study breast cancer metastasis.

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