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Bidens talk breast cancer at weekend barbecue

Vice President Joe Biden, along with wife Jill, opened their Washington D.C. home for a weekend barbecue in preparation for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which was held on Saturday, reports USA Weekend.

The color scheme was of course pink, with guests mingling while chowing down on burgers and ice cream sundaes.

This gathering held special significance for the Bidens, both having been touched by breast cancer.

"Twenty years ago, my college roommate's wife died of breast cancer," Vice President Biden said at the event.

Jill added that four of her close friends had been diagnosed with breast cancer in the 1990s, with one losing her battle.

Their experience with the disease lead Jill to start the Biden Breast Cancer Initiative, which educates high school students on the importance of early detection.

Jill Biden also participated in the Race for the Cure event along with Komen founder and CEO Nancy Brinker.

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event began in 1983 and, combined with other contributions, has raised over $1.5 billion that has gone toward research and support for breast cancer patients and survivors.ADNFCR-2795-ID-19823145-ADNFCR
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