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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Is June 6

This year's Race for Cure will be held on Saturday, June 6. Submitted photo

More than 10,000 people, including many from West Hartford, are expected to gather in Bushnell Park for the 22nd Annual Race for the Cure Greater Hartford.

This year's Race for Cure will be held on Saturday, June 6. Submitted photo

This year’s Race for Cure will be held on Saturday, June 6. Submitted photo

Submitted by Eilzabeth DiMartino, Communications Coordinator

The Connecticut Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is pleased to announce the 22nd annual Race for the Cure Greater Hartford, to be held in Hartford’s Bushnell Park. Race for the Cure is the signature fundraising event for Susan G. Komen.

Honorary Chairs Coach Kevin Ollie, Aetna President Karen S. Rohan and St. Francis Hospital’s Dr. Niamey Wilson will lead the charge, rallying the more than 10,000 Connecticut residents in the local fight against breast cancer. iHeart Media’s Renee DiNino and WFSB Channel 3’s Irene O’Connor and Scot Haney will serve as emcees for the day’s festivities. Events include a 5k Race, a 5k Walk presented by Pratt & Whitney, a Kids’ Fun Run and Kids’ k.

This year's Race for Cure will be held on Saturday, June 6. Submitted photo

This year’s Race for Cure will be held on Saturday, June 6. Submitted photo

“Connecticut has the highest incidence of breast cancer in the United States,” said Anne Morris, Komen Connecticut CEO. “The Race for the Cure in Bushnell Park is our largest fundraising event and its success would not be possible without all of the people who have taken time out of their lives to commit to the local fight against breast cancer. We are a small staff of six in Connecticut and wouldn’t be able to have the impact we do on lowering mortality in those diagnosed in Connecticut without the support we receive year after year from the local businesses and communities.”

The 2015 Race for the Cure Greater Hartford, locally presented by Aetna, will take place on June 6 in Hartford’s Bushnell Park. The schedule of events is as follows:

7:00 AM     Registration opens at Bushnell Park, Hartford

8:15 AM     Opening Ceremony

8:30 AM     5k Race/Walk

9:20 AM     5k Awards Ceremony

10:00 AM     Kids 1k and Fun Run

Survivors are encouraged to join Komen Connecticut at the Survivor Breakfast presented by Aetna, which begins at 7:30 AM, followed by the Survivor Parade.

“Race for the Cure really does have something for everyone,” continues Morris. “We encourage area residents to grab their whole family, their friends and loved ones and create a team. Race day is much more than a Race. It is a celebration of survivors and those who have lost their battle, but whose loved ones are committed to the fight and support our mission to end breast cancer forever.”

Seventy-five percent of Komen Connecticut’s net proceeds support local breast cancer programs across Connecticut and the remaining twenty-five percent is invested in research to find the causes and cures for the disease. For more information about Komen Connecticut’s mission or to register for the Race for the Cure, visit KomenCT.org.

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