Sunday, May 2, 2010

The 2010 Southern Nevada Race For The Cure Celebrates 15th Anniversary.

On May 1 the Southern Nevada Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure celebrated their fifteenth anniversary in downtown Las Vegas with more than 18,000 participants in the fight against breast cancer.  The Komen Race is the largest series of 5K runs in the U. S.

Pictured above is my wife, a breast cancer survivor.  KFC was their, generously passing out KFC Komen buckets, each of which provided a 50 cent donation to the Komen Foundation.

It was a great day of fun and entertainment for a serious cause.

According to the United Nations World Health Organization, more than 500,000 people worldwide die from breast cancer every year, and breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide. Komen for the Cure states that its aim is to "reduce the burden of breast cancer on a global level". Believing that no single approach to breast health will prove effective around the world, Komen works with local communities and organizations to develop programs for particular groups or cultures. These statistics hit home here at the blog-o-rama two years ago when my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, went through surgery and suffered grueling months of chemotherapy. She is now however, my survivor.

On a side note, during the 5K race, participants were able to see the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, made famous on The History Channel in the smash hit "Pawn Stars".

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