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Hundreds turn out for annual Race For The Cure in Gulfport

The event also gave attendees the opportunity to be screened. (Photo source: WLOX News) The event also gave attendees the opportunity to be screened. (Photo source: WLOX News)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Hundreds of people braved chilly weather Saturday morning to support an annual event at Jones Park in Gulfport; Race for The Cure.

The event not only raised awareness about breast cancer, but also provided attendees with a chance to get screened and show their support for survivors. 

The Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure is an annual campaign that increases awareness of breast cancer. Statistics show that one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her lifetime.

According to the Central Mississippi Affiliate Susan G. Komen Facebook page, they have invested more than $2.85 million in community breast health programs in 59 counties throughout the state. 

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