The 25th annual Komen Quad Cities Race for the Cure took place last Saturday June 14, 2014 outside the iWireless Center. More than 6,000 people ran or walked the 5k and the 1.2 mile race.
More than $200,000 was raised. Proceeds of this event will go toward the fight against breast cancer.
Since the race started in 1990, more than $5.7 million has been raised.
Up to 75 percent of the funds stay in an eight-county area of Illinois and Iowa to provide mammograms and other breast health services for under served and under insured women, with the rest going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for breast cancer research, according to their press release.
Nearly 6,500 people had registered to run or walk, including more than 500 breast cancer survivors.
Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. It is the most common cancer found among every racial and ethnic group.
Race is not a risk factor for breast cancer. But, the rates of getting and dying from breast cancer differ among ethnic groups.
The lifetime probability of dying from cancer is 1 in 6 for Hispanic women. Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanics.
Screening and good treatment for breast cancer can lower your risk of dying.
Mammograms can find breast cancer early, when survival is highest. Talk with your doctor about which screening tests are right for you.
For more information, visit www.komen.org or call Susan G. Komen®’s breast care helpline at
1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636)