Despite the rainy start, hundreds of breast cancer survivors, along with family members, friends and community members braved the cold weather and hit the pavement on Saturday, September 28, to participate in the annual Susan G. Komen Wichita Race for the Cure.
The fundraiser kicked-off at 8:30 AM with a 5K competitive run, located along the Towne East Square parking lot. In addition to the race’s 5K run/walk, the fundraiser included a family fun walk.
As the world’s largest fundraising event for breast cancer, the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure helps raise funds and awareness for breast cancer, celebrate survivors and honor those who lost their battle with the disease.
According to the breastcancer.org, the chances of a woman dying from cancer is about 1 in 36. In 2013, it’s estimated that about 39,620 women will die from breast cancer.
With the Komen Wichita Race for the Cure, 75 percent of the race’s net income stays right here in Kansas. The funds raised help fund breast cancer screenings, breast health education and treatment projects.
Since its beginnings in 1990, the Mid-Kansas Affililiate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been able to raise nearly 4 million dollars to invest in breast cancer research, outreach, education, and screening services.Runners brave the rain for Wichita's Race for a Cure - See more at: http://www.fetchtoto.com/toto-cls-thousands-in-wichita-race-for-a-cure-20130927,0,6995141.story#sthash.OgZrH3h3.dpuf