Susan G. Komen Central Valley Race For The Cure<SUP>&reg;</SUP>

FRESNO, Calif.

The Annual Susan G. Komen Central Valley Race For The Cure drew nearly eight-thousand people to Fresno State last year.

Three-quarters of the funds raised by Komen's Central Valley affiliate stays in Fresno County to support local breast health education, breast cancer screening and treatment programs. The remaining 25 percent supports breast cancer research.

"The fact is, 1 in 8 women will experience breast cancer in her lifetime," said Executive Director of Komen Central Valley Sharon Johnson, "They are not running on their own, we are running with them."

Organizers expect more than 7,000 people to participate in this year's race and survivorship celebration at Fresno State.

The Komen Central Valley Race For The Cure features a U.S.A. Track and Field (USATF) 5k certified course and will include a men's and women's timed 5k fun, a co-ed 5k and 1-mile walk and a Kids For The Cure® event.

The men's 5k run begins at 7:30 a.m., and the women's at 8:00 a.m.. Then the co-ed walk starts at 10:30 a.m. in front of the Satellite Student Union off Barstow and Maple Avenues.

The survivor recognition ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.

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For more information call (559) 229-4255 or go to www.komencentralvalley.org

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