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Komen Race On Saturday



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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, May 7, 2010
About 20,000 people wearing pink t-shirts are expected to take part in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. It’s an annual three-mile run and walk to raise money for breast cancer research.
 
Susan Brown is one of the organizers. She says the event is uplifting…but can also inspire tears.
 
“Bring your tissue. It’s very emotional. We have these signs that say ‘in celebration of’ or ‘in memory of’. And just to see the young people and it says ‘in memory of my mother.’ You know, everybody seems to be effected by it. So, it’s very moving.” 
 
Organizers hope to raise $2 million in donations Saturday. Up to 75% of that money will go to local breast cancer screening and education programs. Most of those donations come from the registration fees that people pay to take part in the race.
 
Parts of Exposition Boulevard will be closed during the race Saturday morning and detours will be in place. 
 
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