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WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate is excited to announce registration has opened for the 2014 Komen Wilmington Race for the Cure. The Race will be held in Wilmington’s historic downtown district on March 1, 2014, raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research and local breast cancer programs.

The Inaugural Komen Wilmington Race for the Cure was held on March 2, 2013. The event attracted more than 2,400 participants and surpassed its fundraising goal of $250,000. In only its first year, the Wilmington Race became one of the largest Race events in southeastern North Carolina.

“We are excited to build on the momentum of last year’s Wilmington Race in 2014,” said Affiliate Executive Director, Pam Kohl. “The region has embraced an opportunity to celebrate and honor the lives affected by breast cancer, while also impacting local residents by raising funds to support education, screening and treatment programs in our community”

Events at the Wilmington Race for the Cure include a 5K Race, 5K Walk, one mile walk, a Kids’ Zone and a Survivor Breakfast.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the United States. There will be an estimated 6,000 new cases in North Carolina in 2013. Of these new diagnoses, it is expected to claim 1,000 lives. For more information about Susan G. Komen Triangle to the Coast Affiliate, breast health or breast cancer, visit komenntc.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

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  • Guestery

    out of our community into a corporate structure that takes from those who have real issues and gives to themselves…and before anyone posts about how Komen helped them…(cause I am sure there are corporate people ready to pounce)..the hospital and pretty in pink is our LOCAL group along with planned parenthood that sees our LOCAL people and not from RALIEGH TO THE COAST and does not get a FREE parking deck form council and all sorts of stuff by pushing their corporate selves around..they just make a difference in real lives and real people.

  • LelandGal

    WHy is this not held in October and WHY is it not for the local people that have Breast Cancer instead of NC.. We need to work on supporting and helping to educate those in our local 3 or 4 counties.. Thank you.

  • Guest2020

    Before you donate to the Komen foundation, keep in mind that they allocate money to Planned Parenthood. So does the Pretty in Pink Foundation. In addition, according to the website, Pretty in Pink covers all of North Carolina, not just the locals as previously stated in another post.


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