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Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure Cincinnati

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The 14th Annual Komen Greater Cincinnati Race for the Cure took place Saturday morning. The event raises money to bring awareness in the fight against breast cancer.

The race included a 5K run and walk, a 2K Family run and walk, and survivor ceremony and awards to finish the day.

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The Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.

Komen Greater Cincinnati expected more than 19,000 people to participate in this year's Race for the Cure. Executive Director of the Greater Cincinnati's Komen chapter, Peggy Isenogle, told Fox 19 she went to work for the organization after losing her best friend to breast cancer in 1989, "It's been my life's work to honor the memory of the friend that I lost. I carry her smile in my heart every day."

Amy Wagner, Director of Development for the Cincinnati chapter, joined Komen after her mom died of breast cancer, "Last year I crossed the finish line for the first time without my mom and that was, you know, very emotional for me, but being down here today, thinking, like, we did this, we put this on, was really just amazing. When women down here are talking about how horrible this chemo is, I get it. I get what they're going through. I get what they're fighting for, and the outcome has to be different. We've got to give these people a fighting chance."

This year's winner in the female competitive race was, for the first time, a breast cancer survivor herself.  After her win, Christine Tieman told us, "That's what I run for. I'm just pleased I could help represent and support breast cancer survivors everywhere."

The winner in the male division, Brian Dugan, said he ran for his grandmother, who died of breast cancer as well.

Up to 75 percent of net proceeds from Komen Race for the Cure will remain in the Cincinnati community to fund breast health community outreach programs.

The remainder of the net proceeds, a minimum of 25 percent, will support the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Award and Research Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research.

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