DETROIT - A crowd of 30,000 participated in this year's 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®, held last Saturday at Comerica Park, race organizers announced Friday
The Detroit Race, locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, has been a tradition since 1992 when it began in metro Detroit. The Komen Detroit Race is one of more than 145 such events celebrated globally each year in the Komen Race for the Cure Series.
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Each year, the Race awards 75 percent of the net proceeds to local breast cancer screening, treatment support and education programs for medically underserved people in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, providing life-saving breast cancer screenings and treatment services to women, as well as men.
The remaining 25 percent funds breast cancer research grants awarded to scientists throughout the globe through Susan G. Komen. There are currently 17 active breast cancer research grants funded by Susan G, Komen representing $13,685,565. Komen's research funding to Michigan since 1995 totals more than $26 million.
Donations will continue to be accepted for the 2013 Komen Detroit Race through July 1. Visit http://www.karmanoscancer.org/KomenDetroit/donate.aspx
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