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On Your Mark: Birmingham City Councilors Pull Out Their Tennis Shoes in Support of Race for the Cure

20151017_095752Linn Park was a sea of pink this morning as family and friends came together to honor the fight of many breast cancer survivors at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. In the sentiments of this occasion, Birmingham City Councilors Lashunda Scales, Sheila Tyson, and President Pro Tem Jay Roberson joined in on the Race for the Cure to show their support as they help spread hope, raise awareness, and contribute a hand to help find a cure for a disease that affects so many.

“Breast cancer has personally impacted my family and that experience caused me to have a greater appreciation for what patients have to endure in that process,” Councilor Lashunda Scales said. “The Race for the Cure is such a vibrant event, that not only allows people to come together for a good cause, but it also allows people to gain more knowledge about early detection and the efforts that are ongoing to find a cure for this debilitating disease.”

75 percent of proceeds generated from the race will help fund breast health services in Alabama communities while 25 percent will help fund lifesaving research to find the cure. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world! It raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Since its inception in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure series has grown from one local Race with 800 participants to a global series of more than 120 Races worldwide.

If you would like to participate and join efforts to find a cure, log on to www.komenncalabama.org.

This article is a contribution from Chiara Perry (chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov) in the Birmingham City Council Public Information Office. For more information please contact 205.254.2294.