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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure raises money for cancer research

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Girls led the pack in the children’s division of Race for the Cure.

Girls led the pack in the children’s division of Race for the Cure.

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Girls led the pack in the children’s division of Race for the Cure.

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On Jan. 27, thousands of people lined up to participate in the 27th annual Suzan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Meyer Amphitheater in West Palm Beach. The 5K race celebrates local breast cancer survivors and remembers those who lost their battle to cancer. This year’s goal was to raise one million dollars for breast cancer research.

The race is broken up into multiple divisions. The women’s race took place first. Top placers for the women’s division were Stephanie Schappert, of Delray Beach, with 17:59 min took first place. In 2nd place Jennifer Sober, of Jupiter, with 18:56 minutes, and 3rd place Linda Robb, of Juno Beach, with 20:20 minutes.

The men’s race took place soon after, with Josh Peterson, of Boca Raton, with 17:17 minutes placing first. In 2nd place Samuel Munera, Jupiter High School junior, with 17:55 minutes, and 3rd place Joshua Skielnik, of West Palm Beach, with 18:13 minutes.

The biggest division is the team walk that begins after the men’s race is finished. Teams register weeks before the race and have to raise as much money as possible to contribute to the foundation’s fundraising goal.

“Having all my friends together to walk to celebrate me being cancer free is an amazing feeling,” Kelly Light, breast cancer survivor, said.

Not only are there thousands of people who dress up in bright pink costumes and compete in the race to support the cause, but also hundreds of women who are going through the process of chemo or have recently won their fight over cancer walk. Special shirts are given to those who have lost someone to cancer or are currently living with breast cancer.

According to the organization’s web site, up to 75 percent of the net proceeds stays in the service area of Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties to fund grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women.

Other events held by The Komen foundation are the Power in Pink fundraising dinner at Admiral Cove where breast cancer survivors and sponsor gather for dinner and BigWig fundraiser which gets big corporations involved in the mission to end breast cancer for good.

“What the Suzan G. Komen organization does is so special and it is very inspiring watching thousands of women and men come together for this cause,” Staci Peters, race participant, said.

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