More than 13,000 people showed up to the 22nd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday, October 12, at Cesar Chavez Plaza. The event, which featured participatory activities for all skill levels including a one-mile walk/run as well as a 5K run for both activists and survivors, raised more than $1 million for the organization. Donations will be open until Friday, October 31, and with last year's fundraising total reaching nearly $1.2, the numbers aren't too far off.
Of the funds raised, 75 percent will benefit cancer education, programs, and screenings in Northern and Central Arizona, while 25 percent will directly support cancer research.
Overall, organizers of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure were pleased with turnout. "Planning the Race and seeing its full fruition on Sunday was a remarkable experience," says race manager Zachary Singh in a press release. "You can feel the care and passion so strongly from the community when you see them on Race day. There's nothing quite like the spirit at the finish line."
The 23rd Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is already set to take place Sunday, October 11, 2015. For more information, visit komencanaz.org.