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Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure Held May 12 for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research

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The 22nd annual Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure will be held May 12 at Atlantic Station. The 5K run/walk and one-mile walk raises money to save lives and end breast cancer forever. This year, an expected 18,000 Atlantans will help raise $2 million toward the cause.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime and early detection is the key to survival. The event will raise funds to be granted to community organizations that provide life-saving screening, treatment and education programs in Komen Atlanta”s ten-county service area for women who could not otherwise afford these services.

Participants can register for the Race at www.komenatlanta.org. We”re running for our lives in the 2012 Race – whose life are you running for?

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta Affiliate was founded in 1991 with the mission to enable women to detect and survive breast cancer. Komen Atlanta is the local resource for women who need breast cancer screening, treatment, education and support. Through annual events, including the Race for the Cure, and individual contributions, Komen Atlanta raises funds to support our mission. Seventy-five percent of all funds raised are awarded to Atlanta-area breast health screening and education programs. Twenty-five percent is given to the national Komen Research Grant Program to find a cure. Since its inception, the Atlanta Affiliate has raised $30 million for breast cancer, research, education, screening and treatment.