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Komen Maine Encourages Participants to Join Race for the Cure in Bangor
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Komen Maine, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Affiliate, announced registration for their signature Race for the Cure® event in Bangor is open to race participants and volunteers. The race will be held on Sept. 21 and begin from the Bangor Waterfront. Register online today to run, walk, or volunteer at www.komenmaine.org.

Komen Maine’s purpose is to combat breast cancer through raising funds for breast health education, screening, treatment programs, and state and national research. Many of the funds are used for Maine women underinsured or uninsured. The money raised through this annual event supports this important mission.

“We are excited that this year’s Race for the Cure in Bangor is going to be bigger than ever,” said Victoria Abbott, Komen Maine’s acting executive director. “Its important events like these that help us join together to fight breast cancer and work towards the cure.”

Seventy-five percent of Komen Maine’s net funds remain in Maine to fund breast cancer education, screening, and treatment programs for women statewide, and the remaining 25 percent is invested in evidence-based breast cancer research.

Online registration is fast, easy, and provides participants with their own fundraising Web page. On this page, participants can upload photos, tell their story of why they are working towards finding a cure, and email friends and family for pledges. The race’s pledge fundraising incentive program awards prizes for those who raise $250 or more.

The race on Sun., Sept. 21 will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m., and will include a 9 a.m. survivor ceremony to recognize the women who have fought or are fighting breast cancer.

Registration is $25. The statewide presenting sponsors are WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2.

Volunteers are needed for all aspects to support the race, including assistance with registration, directing race participants through the course, and setup and cleanup of all materials and supplies.

Interested race participants and volunteers can sign up at www.komenmaine.org. To learn more about the race details or make a donation, visit the website.

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The Komen Race for the Cure® started in Dallas, Texas in 1983 with 800 participants. Today, the Komen Race for the Cure® series is the largest 5K series in the world. To date, the Komen Maine Affiliate has invested more than $3 million in the state of Maine to education, screening and treatment programs, as well as over $840,000 to breast cancer research through the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® grants program. Nearly $500,000 has returned to Maine in the form of research grants through that program.   

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Promise: to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.       

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