SCHENLEY PARK (KDKA) – Thousands of people packed Schenley Park for the 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure Sunday morning.
The event raises money to fight breast cancer and honors those who lost their battle with the disease.READ MORE: Threats Place All Pittsburgh Public Schools On Modified Lockdown Friday
Organizers were expecting about 24,000 people to attend the event.
Proceeds from the event, “supports education, screening and treatment initiatives, including the
Mammogram Voucher Program, which provides free mammograms to women in need.”
According to organizers, 75 percent of the proceeds remains in Komen Pittsburgh’s region, while 25 percent goes to the Komen National research program.READ MORE: Gas Smell Could Stick Around For Months After Fuel Spills Into Washington County Creek
This year alone Komen Pittsburgh will grant $1.3 million to local organizations dedicated to fighting breast cancer.
For more information, visit the Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh website here: http://www.komenpittsburgh.org/
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