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Gores in 5K Run for Charity

June 5, 1999

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Vice President Al Gore, his wife Tipper, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and two dozen members of Congress put on their running shoes Saturday to raise money for breast cancer research and treatment programs.

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.

The Race for the Cure was expected to raise $2.5 million for research programs, local education about breast cancer and medical care for poor women in the Washington area.

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