Susan G. Komen’s Race for Cure attracts thousands

Susan G. Komen’s Race for Cure attracts thousandsThousands of breast cancer survivors, their near & dear ones and volunteers involved themselves in the annual Susan G. Komen Foundation's Race for the Cure event around Comerica Park and along Woodward Avenue on Saturday as a part of their fight against breast cancer.

Participants, many wearing pink, started walking and running with a "bang".

Della Kemp of Plymouth Twp., a nine-year survivor of cancer, said it was very encouraging as well as emotional to participate in the race. Kemp added that she was walking in honor of her mother also because she helped her fight back the disease.

Speaking on the topic, Kemp said, "I had stage one, my mom helped me though it, she is now deceased so I'm walking in honor of her also. it's been an experience and I'm just glad to be a survivor."

Funds raised through the walk will be used in early screening and treatment programs for the needy.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation, which was incepted in the year of 1982, is the most widely known and best funded breast organization that organizes the Race for the Cure across the U. S. at different times of the year to raise awareness and funds to fight against breast cancer. It aims to boost breast cancer research, awareness, advocacy, education, health services and social support for the victims of the deadly disease.