LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - This year alone an estimated 2,280 women will be told they have breast cancer in Arkansas. Of those, about 420 women will die, according to the department of health.
This weekend, the single largest fundraiser in the fight against breast cancer is hitting the streets of Little Rock Saturday morning. Organizers say more than 40,000 people are expected to join in on the Race for the Cure this year. While that may seem like a big number, race organizers are saying otherwise. Right now they are 3,000 participants short, which amounts to 500 fewer free mammograms.
What makes the concern even more grave is the particular need in our state. Right now, 26 counties don't have fixed mammography services.
It's not too late to register! You can find the details at THV11.com and at komenarkansas.org. If you can't make it to the race, you can still donate online.
Here is the event schedule for the morning of the race:
The survivor breakfast kicks off at 6:30 a.m.
The competitive run starts at 7:30 sharp.
Followed by the Race for the Cure at 8.
The survivor's parade starts at 9.
And men, don't forget to show your support. You can join in on the "Three Miles of Men" cheering on the runners and walkers from the sidelines. You can also help out in advance with The Komen Pasta Dinner at Dickey-Stephens Park this Friday night from 6 to 9. It's $25 at the door, and of course make sure to wear your pink!