WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A big-name ground that helps raise money for breast cancer research and treatment is coming to Wilmington.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced today it is expanding its footprint from the Triangle to the coast. The group will also bring the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to Wilmington next spring.
Along with raising money, the Race for the Cure celebrates survivors and honors those who have lost their battle with this disease. Event coordinators and local leaders hope to have more than 5,000 people take part.
"My hat's off to you for the hard work that you do to support breast cancer awareness, breast cancer screening and working toward a final cure for breast cancer," state rep. Susi Hamilton (D-18th District) said at a news conference announcing the expansion to our area. "No one in this country - uninsured, insured, rich, poor or otherwise - no one in this country should die from breast cancer. Not in the 21st century."
Organizers say Wilmington is a great place to hold the race and look forward to seeing all the participants next spring. The event is scheduled for March 2, 2013.