Lowcountry Race for the Cure hoping to raise $300k for breast cancer research

Our own Erin Kienzle at last year's race

Crazy pink outfits, thousands of participants, pink regalia and support for those battling a disease that's impacted nearly every American family. It's the grand affair that is Komen Lowcountry's Race for the Cure.

Organizers tout the annual event on Daniel Island as family fun with an opportunity to make a serious impact on cancer.

There will be activities for children, such as the ‘Kids Dash’ starting at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a kid’s stage.

But the big focus -- fundraising for breast cancer research. According to their website, the local Lowcountry chapter of the Komen organization has a fundraising goal for the Lowcountry Race for the Cure of $300,000. As of Today, Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure® has raised $101,785.46.

There were more than 2,500 registered participants for the race at the Family Circle Tennis Center. That number was quickly rising as many people were still calling in and emailing out for registration.

The 5K race is set to start tomorrow, October 21 at 9 a.m. with on-site registration beginning at 7 a.m.

People wanting to participate are asked to register online, if possible. The last day to register online is Wednesday, October 18.

For more on the 2017 Lowcountry Race for the Cure, CLICK HERE.

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