The weather was perfect Sunday, Sept. 7, and thousands of breast cancer survivors and their supporters ran and walked in the New York City Race for the Cure.
According to stats, approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. So this past weekend, the Susan G. Komen of Greater New York City affiliate continued their stated mission to work toward finding a cure for breast cancer.
Quoting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the group stated, “Of all the cancer survivors in the country, the 2.3 million breast cancer survivors represent the largest group of survivors of any kind of cancer in the United States—a living testament to the power of society and science to save lives.”
And so the annual run and walk continues. The exact numbers aren’t in yet, but Komen says more than 12,000 people, including almost 1,000 survivors, took part in the Central Park fundraiser.
Proudly, the organization states that since 1990, they’ve raised more than $60 million with their events.
This reporter completed her seventh Race for the Cure, celebrating and paying tribute to her seven years clear. It is always uplifting, humbling and purpose-driven to show women—and Black women especially, since we are majorly underrepresented—that all is possible.