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Survivor discusses her battle to beat breast cancer

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:51pm

If you haven't been diagnosed with breast cancer, odds are you know someone who has been. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women outside of skin cancers.

It's estimated more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. this year.

Today an El Paso breast cancer survivor joined us to talk about her fight to become cancer free, and about the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event coming to El Paso next month.

One major change is a move from Cohen Stadium in Northeast El Paso to Biggs Park on Biggs Army Airfield inside of Fort Bliss. The race, which is usually held in February, will be held on March 2 this year.

Komen El Paso's Executive Director Stephanie Flora said there will also be a concert in the park following the race. The Chicago Tribute Band, Windy City, will perform.

The Komen Race for the Cure is the largest series of 5k runs/fitness walks in the world with well over one million participants each year since 2005.

The race 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.

Seveny-five percent of the funds raised at the race remain in El Paso to provide breast cancer education, screening, and treatment services for uninsured men and women. the remaining 25 percent goes to fund national research to discover the causes of breast cancer and, ultimately, its cures.
 

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