September 1, 2014
From Reno, to Denver, to Omaha, to New Orleans...tens of thousands of people this morning raised money for breast cancer.
The Komen "Race for the Cure" started in 1983 in Dallas, Texas...and has grown to be the largest series of 5-K runs in the world.
Along with raising money, the Komen "Race for the Cure" is committed to educating people about early detection.
Organizers say that's the best way to survive this life-threatening disease.
They say one in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
They hope to raise 100-thousand dollars to fund breast cancer health education, and breast cancer screening and treatment projects.
25-percent of the money will goes towards national research.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer foundation was created on a promise...made between two sisters.
One died of breast cancer.
The other, vowed to put an end to this deadly disease.