'Race for the Cure' taking place this weekend - Tucson News Now

'Race for the Cure' taking place this weekend

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

‘Same race, new place' It's the fifteenth year of a local race for the cure and the first here at the University of Arizona. 

Of course Sunday morning it kicks off when thousands of Southern Arizonans walk or run with a mission. 

Right now there is just under 7,000 participants signed up.  This year Komen of Southern Arizona has had $800,000 in grant money requests, more than in 2012. 

How much money they can give is completely dependent on the money raised at Sunday's Race for the Cure. 

About a quarter of the money raised helps fund research to find a cure for breast cancer, but most of it, as much as 75 percent stays right here helping women and families in Southern Arizona.

The area will receive grants that go to treatment and education for their neighbors and their families.

KOLD is a proud to be a media sponsor for the Race for the Cure. We will have a team running and our very own Emily Turner will be the emcee.  We look forward to seeing you out there Sunday morning. 

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