DALLAS--The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, producer of the countrys largest series 5K runs known as Race for the Cure, today announced nine new race sites for the 1998 series, bringing the total number of run/fitness walks to 86. Sites added include Austin, Texas; Evansville, Indiana; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Greeley, Colorado; Madison, Wisconsin; Richmond, Virginia; San Antonio, Texas; Thibodaux, Louisiana; and Tupelo, Mississippi.
More than 500,000 runners and walkers are expected to participate in 1998s Race for the Cure. In 1997, more than 445,000 runners and walked participated in the national series, representing a 37% increase over 1996.
Proceeds from the race go to both national research efforts and local breast cancer initiatives. "What truly sets the Komen Foundation apart is its depth on a community level," said Nancy Brinker, president and founder.