Freemasons of the Nation's Capital Champion Fight Against Breast Cancer

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Grand Lodge of Free And Accepted Masons of the District of Columbia sponsors awareness and donates $25,000 to Susan G. Komen For the Cure.

The Freemasons of the nation's capital, the Grand Lodge of Free And Accepted Masons of the District of Columbia, are championing breast cancer awareness and prevention in partnership with Susan G. Komen For The Cure during the National Race For The Cure on June 7th, 2008.

Spearheading the drive is Ms. Lourdes Elias, wife of the Grand Master of Masons of D.C., Akram R. Elias. Ms. Elias, a breast cancer survivor, has already donated over $4,000 with her fundraising team. In addition, the Grand Lodge of D.C. donated $25,000 to Susan G. Komen For the Cure in a special ceremony during the recent 9th World Conference of Masonic Grand Lodges held May 7 - 10 in Washington.

As the world's oldest and largest fraternal society with more than half of its membership residing in the United States, Freemasonry has a rich history of involvement in the founding of America and her development for over two hundred and fifty years. In an unprecedented effort, the Freemasons of D.C. wish to further the awareness and prevention of breast cancer within the greater Washington Metropolitan area, as the brotherhood believes that strengthening the community is a key component in building a good civil society.

For more information, or if you would like to book Ms. Lourdes Elias or Grand Master Akram R. Elias for a show, please contact Matt Keller, Director of Communications, at 202-631-6579.

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