Komen kicks off Race for the Cure fundraiser

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- Each year more than one million people are diagnosed with breast cancer. Unfortunately, there is no cure, but one group is trying to change that.

On Tuesday night, the Susan G. Komen Lowcountry affiliate geared up for its biggest fundraiser of the year -- the annual Komen Race for the Cure.

There are just 59 days left to join the 5K run and one-mile fun run or walk as well as the survivor's ceremony at Family Circle Cup Stadium on Daniel Island.

Organizers hope to have 12,000 people participate this year and raise $1 million. Seventy-five percent of every dollar raised stays in the Lowcountry, providing education, screenings and survivor support.

Last year, participants raised more than $800,000. Many people ran in memory of loved ones and to find a cure. Everyone took part to protect future generation of men and women from what can be a deadly disease.

The race is set for Saturday, Oct. 19. Team registration ends on Sept. 27. Online registration ends Oct. 16.

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