Delphi and UAW Help Make Strides in Flint Against Breast Cancer

Oct 10, 2002, 01:00 ET from Delphi

    FLINT, Mich., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Delphi (NYSE:   DPH) and the local UAW
 are teaming with the American Cancer Society to raise money and awareness in
 the fight against breast cancer.  Supported by friends and family, employees
 will participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer(R), the walk, which
 begins and finishes at the Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley, this
 Saturday, Oct. 12, at 9 a.m.
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     Following a 3.5-mile course through the Flint Cultural Center,
 approximately 400 employees and their friends and families will walk in the
 fourth annual Flint event.  Last year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
 in Flint raised $200,000.  Also in 2001, nationwide 350,000 walkers collected
 more than $26 million.  Since 1993, on a national level, Making Strides
 Against Breast Cancer has raised more than $100 million.
     "Delphi is proud to help the American Cancer Society fight breast cancer,"
 said Guy C. Hachey, vice president, Delphi Corp., and president, Delphi Energy
 & Chassis Systems.  "Progress is being made against this disease, which
 touches so many of our employees -- either directly or among their family and
 friends.  It's gratifying to know that participating in Making Strides Against
 Breast Cancer and generating pledges will help contribute to important
 research, education, patient support and advocacy programs to defeat it."  Guy
 Hachey is also a kickoff speaker at the event.
     Breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death among women, will
 strike approximately 205,000 women this year, and about 40,000 will die of the
 disease.  Approximately 1,500 men will die of breast cancer this year as well.
     "One of the reasons that we continue to join in this effort is the
 dedication of the Genesee County Cancer Society itself and its willingness to
 help in this community," said Steve Dawes, president, UAW Local 651.  "Their
 efforts remind us that behind the statistics are people just like us.  When
 people walk in this event they may be walking in support of the cause itself,
 or because of a family member or a friend who has been touched by this
 disease.  Whatever the individual reason, we come together in support of
 finding a cure."
     "With so many of our employees and their friends and families impacted by
 the disease, this event is an important opportunity for us to make a
 difference," said Cheryl A. Kilborn, director, public affairs &
 communications, Delphi Energy & Chassis Systems.  "The contributions that the
 walkers will raise on Saturday will have a direct impact in the lives of those
 who battle breast cancer in terms of expanded research and in individual
 patient outreach."
     Delphi is a flagship sponsor of the event, along with BankOne and Kroger,
 local media sponsors ABC12 and CARS108 FM, and national media sponsor
 Discovery Health Channel.
     For more information on Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, call
 (800) ACS 2345, or visit
     For more information about Delphi and its operating subsidiaries, visit
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