25,000+ Race for the Cure in Raleigh
Posted June 11, 2011 6:00 a.m. EDT
Updated June 15, 2011 4:35 p.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — More than 25,000 runners and walkers descended upon Meredith College in Raleigh Saturday morning for the 15th annual Susan G. Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure.
Saturday's total was about 5,000 less than last year, which had about 30,000 people in attendance, according to event organizers. About 850 teams participated Saturday, and organizers said they had raised about $1.8 million toward a $2 million goal.
Those who couldn't attend can still support the Race for the Cure by making a donation online to Team WRAL or, for a minimum donation of $5, you can build a customized brick and “help build a walkway of love” online.
WRAL is the official media sponsor of the Susan G. Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure, which raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
According to the Triangle Race for the Cure, 75 percent of the funds raised through events like the Race for the Cure go to funding grants in the group's 20 county service area at local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education, and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically under-served women in our community.
The remaining 25 percent supports the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research at the national level.
WRAL.com live streamed video from the start/finish line of the recreational, competitive and women-only races. Watch it below.