Susan G. Komen Hosts 18th Annual Race for the Cure Event

“Be bold. Be fearless. Be more than pink.” It is probably something you have heard or seen around the Chattanooga area for the last month or so.

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our local Susan G. Komen hosted the annual Race for the Cure event. This year’s race marked 18 years in Chattanooga.

Survivors and supporters gathered before the race for a breakfast, which was followed by the Survivors’ Parade and then the annual Survivors Picture.

Friends, family, and supporters also gathered for the events to cheer, register, and get ready for the race.

The special ambassador for the race this year was Monique Berke, wife to Chattanooga mayor Andy Berke, whose mother was a breast cancer survivor. She encouraged everyone to continue to help fight to find a cure to the disease and began the race.

Money raised for Susan G. Komen is broken up into two parts: 25 percent goes to research and 75 percent goes toward local programs, such as grants to help pay for breast cancer screenings.

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