LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in the world with about 1-point-3 million people diagnosed annually.
But the Susan G. Komen Foundation is helping those affected by offering support and hope for a cure.
The 19th annual Race for the Cure is scheduled for October 20th and no matter whose life you're running for, now is the time to get involved.
This year's theme is "run as one" and encourages everyone to pull together to fight the disease.
THV's Ashley Blackstone sat down with race chair Kristi Moody on 'Today's THV This Morning.' Moody says that the majority of funds raised by the race stay right here in Arkansas.
"Twenty five percent we send to national for breast cancer research only but the remaining seventy-five percent stays right here in the state and is distributed via grants that we review each year and we're able to give back to the women and to the citizens of our state."
Moody was diagnosed with breast cancer is 2003 and has been cancer free since 2004. She hopes to spread the message that a breast cancer diagnosis is not a death sentance.
"It's very important to show people that you can survive this disease. This disease is treatable, due in large part because of advancements that the Susan G. Komen Foundation have made."
Registration for this year's race is open. Click here to learn more.