There are 1,200 cases of breast cancer diagnosed each year in Nebraska alone. And of that number, an estimated 200 people will lose their battle.
The Susan G. Komen Nebraska Race for the Cure started in 1994. Each year they raise breast cancer awareness and provide breast health care for Nebraskans.
The annual Race for the Cure took place last Sunday, October 4th. It was a powerful kickoff event for the new Baxter Arena. Members of the Baxter Ford team had the opportunity to get out and represent their brand.
An amazing 10,000 walkers/runners showed up to support the cause. Countless Nebraskans have battled or are battling breast cancer. The Race for the Cure is one way to get out and support those men and women.
- One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in America.
- Between 2006 and 2010, 6,257 Nebraskans were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Of that number, 1,115 people died.
- Komen Nebraska has invested over $7 million to help Nebraskans battling breast cancer.
- The proceeds made by Komen Nebraska go towards Breast health services (75%) and national research (25%).