Thursday, October 4, 2012

Race for the Cure

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can invade (grow into) surrounding tissues or metastasize (spread) to distant areas of the body. This disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too.

Over the past 17 years, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is an event designed and implemented to promote positive awareness, education and early detection of breast cancer. It is claimed to be the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world. The Miami/Ft. Lauderdale community has raised millions of dollars to fund the fight against breast cancer through the Komen Race for the Cure. Over 100,000 people have participated in the 5K walk and run, One Mile Fun Walk and Tot Run since the first Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Komen Race for the Cure in 1995.

The next Race is scheduled on October 20, 2012 at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami, starting at 7:30AM. Here you see a large banner spreading across Sunset Drive, just before it reaches US-1, announcing that event. The large horizontal concrete structure you see atop the red car is Metrorail, the heavy rail rapid transit system of Miami.
Breast Cancer

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