Race for the Cure; It began with a promise, it ends with a cure

1:07 PM, May 7, 2011   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn -- The Susan G. Komen for the Cure® promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

Join the promise to find a cure by participating the the Susan G Komen Twin Cities Race for the Cure on Mother's Day, May 8 at the Mall of America. There are many ways to get involved in the day, including a 5K run, 5K walk 1K walk, survivor celebration and more. Register today to be a part of the promise and the cure.

Stop by KARE Corner 

Again this year KARE Corner will be anchoring the north parking lot of the Mall of America, next to the outdoor stage. Be sure to stop by to have your picture taken; bring your friends, family and team members, too. The commemorative photos will be posted on kare11.com/community Sunday afternoon to print and share. In addition to photos, stop by to say hello to various KARE personalities. 

Volunteers are essential to the success of Race for the Cure. If you or your group would like to volunteer, contact the race coordinators.

Over the past 19 years, approximately $30 million has been awarded to Minnesota organizations for breast cancer awareness, education, outreach, screening, preliminary treatment and research.

Operating costs for the Twin Cities affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure were 10% of the total funding raised in 2010, meaning that grants totally nearly $2 million were divided among 20 Minnesota organizations to fund programs, treatment and education.

KARE 11 is proud to be a sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Twin Cities Race for the Cure on Sunday, May 8 at the Mall of America. 

For more information and to register for the race go to http://www.racecure.org/.  

(Copyright 2011 by KARE 11. All rights reserved.)

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