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Insider Pages™ and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Partner to Fight Breast Cancer and Raise Awareness of Top Doctors in the Bay Area
Oct 01, 2010 (12:10 PM EDT)


Bay Area Residents Who Review Their Healthcare Providers During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Earn $1 Per Review for Komen of SF

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Insider Pages™ (www.insiderpages.com), a subsidiary of CityGrid Media, an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate (www.komensf.org) today announced a fundraising partnership during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the month of October, Bay Area residents can log on to Insider Pages and post reviews of local doctors, and for each review posted on the site, Insider Pages will donate $1 to the Susan G. Komen San Francisco affiliate. The partnership is aimed at raising needed funds for breast cancer research, as well as building a free, community resource for Bay Area residents to find great doctors for all health conditions, including breast cancer.  

"Thousands of women in the Bay Area have been affected by breast cancer and had to assemble a team of healthcare providers to help them battle and recover from the disease," said Eric Peacock, General Manager, Insider Pages. "We wanted to give them and the entire community a way to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure simply by writing reviews of their favorite healthcare providers.  Breast cancer survivors can review the oncologists, surgeons, therapists, nutritionists and other providers who helped them beat breast cancer. Anyone in the Bay Area can contribute by reviewing their doctors, dentists or health care providers too.  Every review will raise needed dollars to help find a cure for this terrible disease."

For women who have battled breast cancer, this fundraiser offers the opportunity to thank and recognize the team of doctors and other providers who have been with them on their journey, as well as create an online resource for other local women and families impacted by the disease now and in the future.  All Bay Area residents are encouraged to join the fundraiser.  You do not have to be a breast cancer patient or survivor to participate and all health care providers reviews count including family doctors, ob-gyns, pediatricians, orthopedic surgeons, dermatologists or even orthodontists.

"Our partnership with Insider Pages is helping to create a wonderful resource for the breast cancer community in San Francisco," said Maria Sousa, Executive Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate. "Not only will the fundraiser help us with a monetary contribution to fund local programs and breast cancer research but it will ensure that those fighting this disease have another place to turn to for information. This is a simple, yet effective way for everyone and anyone to join the fight against breast cancer and do so without writing a check."

To help support your family members and fellow residents who have been affected by breast cancer, log on to www.insiderpages.com/komensfbayarea during the month of October, join the fundraiser and begin reviewing your healthcare professionals. For each review written, Insider Pages will donate $1 to the San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

For additional information, or to write a review, please visit us at:

http://www.insiderpages.com/komensfbayarea

About Insider Pages

Insider Pages™ (www.insiderpages.com) is a place where people go to read and post first-hand reviews of local businesses and service providers such as doctors, dentists, therapists, contractors, personal trainers and more. Insider Pages has over 2,000,000 customer-written reviews and over nine million people visit Insider Pages each month. In May of 2010, Insider Pages launched Doctor Finder, a tool that enables users to find highly rated doctors near them that meet key search criteria of the user such as insurance accepted, specialty, years of experience, gender and location.  Doctor Finder includes comprehensive profiles of over two million doctors and dentists and one million alternative and complementary care providers in the United States. Insider Pages is a subsidiary of CityGrid Media (www.citygridmedia.com), an IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) operating company, and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

About the Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.  In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. The San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of Komen for the Cure is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community joining more than 1 million breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world's largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer.  Last year the Komen SF Bay Area Affiliate was able to grant $1.2 Million for local breast cancer programs. Through events like the Komen San Francisco Race for the Cure®, the San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate has invested over $12 million in community breast health programs in the 9 Bay Area counties that it serves. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stays in the San Francisco Bay Area. The remaining income goes to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program to fund research.  Last year, KomenSF directed $461,000 to the Komen research program. For more information, call 415-397-8812 or visit www.komensf.org.

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