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Denise Johnson: Race for the cure to end cancer


In 2015, there are already more than 2.8 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. This includes women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment.

It is estimated this year that almost 300,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and about 2,500 men.

Susan G. Komen’s most important mission is funding breast cancer research and finding a cure. The Komen Foundation was started in 1982 with the goal “to end cancer forever”.

The Race for the Cure has become the world’s largest fundraising event for breast cancer education and research. 

This year the race for the cure will be back downtown on the riverfront at Smale Park.  Historically the race has always been on a Saturday morning, but this year they are mixing it up, keeping it original. The Race for the Cure will be on a Friday night, August 28. Registration starts at 4:30, the Competitive timed race will be at 6:45 with the 5k starting at 7 p.m. from Smale Park. 

New this year there is a Babies forthe Cure, you can register your baby for $10 and you’ll receive a commemorative baby bib.

The after party will be held just outside the Holy Grail, with the Naked Karate Girls playing to ramp up the fun.

Almost everyone has been touched by breast cancer, so walk to help find a cure and let’s end breast cancer.  

Register online here.

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