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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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