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Komen Maine Raises More Than $200,000 from Race for the Cure® Events
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Komen Maine Raises More Than $200,000 from Race for the Cure® Events

 

Komen Maine, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Affiliate, raised more than $200,000 through their signature Race for the Cure® events in Portland and Bangor Sept. 14 and 21. More than 3,600 walkers and runners participated in the races to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.


As part of the events, Survivor Ceremonies were held to honor those battling or that have battled breast cancer.

In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness month in Oct., fundraising efforts will remain open until Oct. 31.

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 and are awarded to Maine organizations through grants.

“This year’s Race for the Cure® events in Portland and Bangor were incredibly moving and inspirational, especially the Survivor Ceremonies,” 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.

More than 220 volunteers assisted in supporting the events. The statewide presenting sponsors were WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2.

For groups, businesses and organizations planning Breast Cancer Awareness events throughout the state, Komen Maine can be used as a resource.

To learn more, visit http://distribution.mymediainfo.com/lists/lt.php?id=fB8LBVVZDlwDBU8NUwdUBE9QVFYEBwI%3D.

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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.

 

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