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Chesapeake Detention Facility Detainees Make Large Donation to Komen Cancer Organization

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(January 24, 2013) - Federal detainees awaiting trial at the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Servicesí operated Chesapeake Detention Facility in Baltimore have made a significant donation to the Maryland affiliate of the Susan G. Komen organization. Komen is widely recognized for its high-profile effort to educate Americans about, and find a cure for, breast cancer.

The American Cancer Society estimates that by the end of this year, 232,340 women will battle breast cancer in the United States. At least 39,620 women will lose their battle this year. Studies show that other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. And it is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.

While awaiting trail, several Federal detainees housed at the Chesapeake Detention Facility expressed their sincere desire to do their part when they submitted a formal request seeking permission to make a contribution to the Susan G. Komen foundation. Along with Director of Detention Carolyn Atkins and Chesapeake Detentionís officials, detainees presented a check for $1,100.00 to a representative of the Susan G. Komen organization today for their efforts to fight this life threatening disease.

Special thanks to Jail Administrator Robert Koppel, Lieutenant Keesha Thornton, Corporals Cherita Boyd, Angela Manns, and Darren Parker for volunteering their time to be a part of this effort.