Friday, May 6, 2011

Race for the Cure

The 19th Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will be held this Sunday, Mother's Day in Schenely Park in Oakland.

The race starts around 8am. Over 30,000 people participate and over two million dollars were raised last year.

"Seventy five 75 percent of that money stays in the Pitstburgh region to fund breast health and breast cancer awareness programs such as the Mammogram voucher program that helps women who are uninsured or underisnured to get a mammogram and then 25 percent of the money raised goes to the national organization to fund breast cancer research,' said Kathy Purcell, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Executive Director.

Those interested in donating but don't want to run or walk can do "Sleep in for the Cure" where they donate money but can stay in bed while the race occurs.

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