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12,000 People Expected To Race For The Cure

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Aired 10/30/09

More than 12,000 people are expected to take part in a breast cancer race for the cure in Balboa Park this Sunday. Organizers of the event say it should raise more than a million dollars for breast cancer treatment and research.

— More than 12,000 people are expected to take part in a breast cancer race for the cure in Balboa Park this Sunday. Organizers of the event say it should raise more than $1 million for breast cancer treatment and research.

It's the 14th Annual Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure in San Diego. Organizers say since the event began in 1995, the race has generated more than 14 million dollars.

Laura Farmer Sherman is the group's executive director. She says 75 cents of every dollar raised pays for services for San Diego women.

"The money goes to cover everything from mammograms and diagnostics, to surgery, chemo, radiation material, and even childcare, mortgage payments, meal delivery," Farmer Sherman said.

Twenty-five cents of every dollar goes to international research. Farmer Sherman says her organization is the second largest funding source of breast cancer research in the world.

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