Metro Atlanta has a higher percentage of late-stage breast cancer diagnoses than Georgia as a whole or the United States, according to the Susan... Thousands run to help fight breast cancer

Metro Atlanta has a higher percentage of late-stage breast cancer diagnoses than Georgia as a whole or the United States, according to the Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta chapter.

Komen Atlanta, whose mission is to enable women to detect and survive breast cancer, also says that one person in the Atlanta area dies from breast cancer each day.

The organization recently held its 26th Annual Race for the Cure. The Atlanta event drew more than 8,000 participants.

Race for the Cure annually raises $1.2 million to support Komen Atlanta’s mission to facilitate access to quality care, providing education and supporting research.

For 25 years, Komen Atlanta has enabled more than 1 million metro Atlantans to receive lifesaving breast health education and screenings.

Here are photos from its recent race:

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Kim Boberg, breast cancer survivor and ambassador of Komen Atlanta’s Race for the Cure, was joined by her family for the annual 5K run/walk.

 

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More than 8,000 people participated in the event.

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Sandy Springs resident Sam Humphrey (second from left) was joined by her family at the recent Race for the Cure. Sam has raised more than $30,000 for Komen Atlanta since she was 8 years old.


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Andy Miller

Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News

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