KATHERINE SALMON, chairwoman, Nov. 7 Race for the Cure to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at MetroCenter
So what are you hoping to cure? Breast cancer. The monies raised will be doled out in the form of grants to minority and underserved communities in the Middle Tennessee area for treatment and preventive services such as mammograms.
How many participants did you have last year? Over 7,000 and, to be truthful, it's not really a race race; it's only three miles long, and most of the participants walk.
How many women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year? Two hundred and sixteen thousandone in every eight women will get the news this year. That's why awareness programs like this one are so important. Early detection is very important, as is treatment.
Is it too late to register for the race? No, you can sign up on race day or call 383-0017.
What's a little known fact about breast cancer? Men get breast cancer. Flamboyant announcer Rod Roddy of The Price is Right died of breast cancer in 2003. Fourteen hundred men will be diagnosed this year. So, if you're a guy, come on down and get a mammogram.
Is there an official slogan for the race? "Our race is for the cure not the finish line." And unofficially I've heard volunteers saying, "Let's get fit and save a tit...."