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Race for the Cure to bring in thousands

5/7/2014

By ELIZABETH GOLDEN

By ELIZABETH GOLDEN

egolden@dailynews.net

The second annual Race for the Cure in Hays from Susan G. Komen Kansas will be held Saturday.

According to the American Cancer Society, 1,990 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in Kansas in 2012, and 370 of those women died.

"The primary cause of the foundation is to cure breast cancer and help promote prevention and education all over the world," Jennifer Teget said, co-chairwoman. "The goal is to try to end the disease, so they really reach out to all communities."

Last year, 1,677 participated in the Hays race. Teget said 158 ZIP codes and 12 states were represented. A total of $110,000 was raised.

Of the proceeds, 75 percent is used to enhance the community, while 25 percent is dedicated for research.

Teget predicts more than 2,000 will participate in this year's race.

"Everyone dresses in costume and creates team T-shirts," she said. "There's always a lot of pink."

The race begins at 7:15 a.m. Saturday at Hays Municipal Park. Children and adult events will take place. A special buffet-style survivors breakfast will be from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Survivors can come and go as they please.

For more information, visit komenmidks.org.