News : The 2014 Komen NH Race for the Cure

May 5, 2014

Published in Foster's Daily Democrat

PORTSMOUTH — Did you know that breast cancer affects one out of every eight women during their lifetime? Each year millions of women and families suffer because of this life-changing disease. The Vermont-New Hampshire Affiliate of the renowned Susan G. Komen organization is hosting its annual 5K run/walk on May 10 to raise money for breast cancer survivors and current breast cancer patients. The scenic 3.1 mile race will begin at the Strawberry Banke Museum in Portsmouth.

This will be the third Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure held in New Hampshire. The past two 5K runs have successfully raised more than $300,000 to put towards breast cancer research, screening, treatment and education programs in N.H. and Vt. The Susan G. Komen Affiliate is proud to have four local agencies supporting them with grants this year. The organization is hopeful that they can surpass last year's efforts in terms of both dollars and participants.

The Komen survivor tent, kids tent and sponsorship tent will open at 7:30 a.m. so that runners and walkers can properly rest and fuel up before the race. This year's breast cancer survivor tent is sponsored by Aptus Risk Solutions, a medical cost consulting organization. This year's overarching theme of the race is "Hope Grows.” Each survivor will get to take home a potted seedling to bring home and care for. The Survivor tent is the Susan G. Komen organization's way of giving back to those who have fought, or continue to fight, in the battle against breast cancer. There will also be a special raffle for participants at the survivor tent.

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