June 7, 1999 Campaign Update
"We're not just running a race for the cure, we're running a race
against the clock. In the time it takes an average runner to finish
this race, ten women will have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and
two more will die from it. As the women all around us in pink shirts
are proving, we can beat breast cancer. With early detection, and
aggressive treatments, more and more women are beating this disease.
To the survivors here today, let me say: you are our inspiration.
And to the families and friends of victims and survivors, thank you
for being here - and taking a stand against this silent stalker."
Al Gore, June 5, 1999,
Washington, DC, Race for the Cure
1. Tipper and Al Gore Race for the Cure
Tipper and Al Gore on Saturday (6-5) participated in the National
Race for the Cure. Joining Al and Tipper were, Secretary of State
Madeleine Albright and two dozen members of Congress who put on
their running shoes Saturday to raise money for breast cancer
research and treatment programs. A large contingent of Gore 2000
staffers also huffed and puffed their way through the 5K race.
"At the Washington Monument, they joined 65,000 other participants,
many of whom were cancer survivors or relatives of cancer victims.
After a brief pep rally and warm-up set to dance music, they blended
into a sea of white T-shirts for a 5-kilometer run around downtown
Washington." (AP - 6/5)
Click here to see the Race for the Cure photojournal.
2. New Hampshire State Senators Endorse Gore
Al Gore on Thursday (6/3) received the support of 10 New Hampshire
State Senators for his 2000 presidential bid.
"I am very grateful to have the support of these dedicated
New Hampshire leaders." Gore said. "Although it's been 86 years
since the New Hampshire state Senate was under Democratic leadership,
in just one year, this group of Senators has created their own
tradition of brilliant Senate Democratic leadership. This is truly a
golden moment for the Granite State. I look forward to working with
this outstanding group of legislative leaders to build an even better
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3. Tipper Gore hosts Mental Health Conference
Today (6-7) Tipper and Al Gore joined the President and
Mrs Clinton at the first White House Conference on mental illness.
The conference is an effort by the administration to dispel myths
about people who suffer from depression, schizophrenia and other
"Every day, in every community in America, millions of Americans
and their families face the problem of mental illness. In fact,
more than one in five Americans experiences some form of mental
illness every year, from depression to schizophrenia. One in four
Americans has a family member with a mental illness. And virtually
every American has a friend, a neighbor, or a colleague with a
mental illness. We know that mental illness is not something that
happens to other people. It touches us all. Why, then, is mental
illness met with so much misunderstanding and fear? We have come
so far in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, but our
attitudes have lagged far behind."
(Tipper Gore, Radio Address, 6-5)
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4. Upcoming Gore 2000 Travel
***June 14 New Orleans, LA
***June 16 Carthage, TN; Iowa City, IA
***June 17 Manchester, NH; New York, NY
***June 18 Los Angeles, CA; Seattle, WA
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