More Than 22,000 Participate in Komen Dallas Race for the Cure

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    About 15 years ago, only about 500 people would meet in a small field near NorthPark Center to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

    Times have changed.

    On Saturday, the event attracted 22,334 participants with 992 teams signing up, according to the Komen website.

    Jennifer Legere, executive director of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Dallas, told The Dallas Morning News a little more than $2 million has been raised and fundraising will continue through Nov. 11.

    The first Race for the Cure in Dallas was in 1983.

    Officials say Komen, founded in 1982, has contributed $685 million to breast cancer research and $1.3 billion to community programs that help with mammograms, transportation and other needs.