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When you hear the word breast cancer, what goes through your mind? While the term frightens many, the one thing that we must do is become aware of it.  How many of us perform routine self-breast exams, know someone who has had breast cancer, or even someone who is currently fighting it?  Breast cancer is one disease that does not differentiate between age, race, or ethnicity and the only way that we can fight this is through awareness and early detection.

The Susan G. Komen race for the cure is in its 21st year; and throughout those decades the organization has become the lead advocate in breast cancer awareness, education, detection, research, and support.  On June 5th, 2010 the annual capital area race will take place on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Thousands of supporters and survivors will flock to the streets of our Capital in support of the cause.  This year as an added bonus, the foundation is challenging Capitol Hill to increase their participation through the "State of Pink Challenge."  In an effort to prove that "pink is not partisan," Congressional officials and staffers are encouraged to donate their time and resources, in-order to help bring about awareness and increased treatment to the beltway region.  

In the twenty year history of the region's race, the Susan G.  Komen Foundation has raised more than $24 million for local organizations, which is part of the estimated $1.4 billion that has been raised globally since its inception in 1982.  This is all due in part to the local participants, corporations, and national sponsors donating their time and funds to the cause. Last year's event raised an astounding $4.7 million for local education and outreach programs, and because of their fundraising efforts, wait times for a breast biopsies at a Washington, DC cancer center were reduced by 17%.  Our participation makes a difference and we need yours. To find out more information regarding the June 5th race, please contact 703-416-RACE or visit www.globalraceforthecure.org.

- Molly Smith




What's way better than the Kentucky Derby?  The Virginia Gold Cup Races.  (We may be a little biased, being from Virginia and all.)

Have a look at the fabulous hats and pretty dresses at the Virginia Gold Cup.  Right here.



Good morning, ladies!


There's a lot to tell today.  

First and foremost, we must share the sad news that the legendary singer, actress, and style icon, Lena Horne, has passed away at 92.  

Always a supporter of civil rights, Ms. Horne became an outspoken activist after performing at an Army base in 1945.  She looked into the audience and saw that German prisoners of war were given front seats to her performance, and American black soldiers were seated in the back. So not cool. [AP/Philly.com]

Let's have a moment of silence in honor of our sister's memory... [silence].... 

We were lucky to have Ms. Horne as long as we did.

In other news, President Obama picked a new Supreme Court nominee, Betty White set the roof on fire at SNL, and life as a White House aide isn't all fun and parties (though it is partly that).  The deets are in your Daily Polichicks:

* President Obama nominated U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagen to the U.S. Supreme Court Monday. If confirmed, Kagan will join women Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Sonia Sotomayor on the bench.  This will be the first time in U.S. history that we have 3 women justices serving one time.  [Washington Post]

* Here's a look at the life and times of Obama's young staffers.  [New York Times Magazine]

*This is National Women's Health Week, so do all that healthy stuff you know you're supposed to do: examine your ta-tas, eat healthy food and so forth.  This week.  Next week, it's back to cupcakes and a tequila shots for breakfast!  [U.S. Government Women's Health Site]

* Okay, we can't leave without saying it:

Go Betty.  Go Betty.  Go Betty.

88 year old actress and comedienne Betty White hosted Saturday Night Live this past Saturday.  She brought the house down, and SNL ratings were the highest in 18 months.  Insiders say that it was the first time in the show's history that the cast and crew gave the host a standing ovation.  White was asked to host the show after fans on Facebook waged a campaign on her behalf. [AOL News]

That's all for now.  

Toodles-
Polichicks

Okay, chickies!

We promised that we would be back in May, and indeed we are.

The 2010 elections are upon us, and you know what that means, right?  We are going to be posting like crazy!  Cray-zay!

So do check in here for the latest on the house and senate races, the goings-on in the White House, and of course, celebrity (political) gossip non-stop.

Up next, we've got some catching up to do.

First, we will introduce you to two fantastic new Polichicks writers.

Then, we'll give you full scoop on a very, very important race here in DC: the Susan G. Komen Race for A Cure on June 5th. We are card carrying members of the Save the Titty Committee and proud of it!  (Hmm... maybe we should start a Polichicks team for the race.  Let us know what you think.)

Next we'll tell you about some really cool stuff that you can get at CafePress.  Stuff that's such a BFD that we really should have told you sooner.  But we were on vacay.  And nothing comes between us, the beach and strong martini.

OMG!  How could we almost forget?!  We will also bring you some really good advice on how to show your finances some good lovin', thanks to Lora Sasiela, the Money Makeover Artist.  She'll see to it that you and your Benjamins stay together and live happily ever after.  

Oh, and by the way, we just switched from PC to Mac.  Hate the Mac! So do bear with us as we get used to it.  If you have any "how to figure out this damn thing" tips for a Mac, holler at us.  Boy do we need a tutorial!

Gosh... what else...

Well, right now we are in the Big Apple attending Rock the World NYC, an event for women entrepreneurs.  Really looking forward to some fun and New York pizza tomorrow.  It's a little off topic - not exactly a political event - but we'll tell you all about it when we check back in with you again. Okay?

Till then...

xoxo ~

Polichicks

P.S.  Will try to post a pic of a hot little number we saw at Chanel in the Tysons Neimans yesterday.  Just gotta find a picture of it...

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