GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Breast cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers in the US. That's why organizers say "Race for the Cure" is so important to the community.

It is estimated that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Overall, the five-year survival rate for all stages of breast cancer is 89-percent. The goal of Susan G. Komen is to help reduce the current numbers of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026.

Race for the Cure was started in 1983 and have grown from one race with 800 people to a global series with more than 150 races per year and nearly 1 million participants.

This year, Race for Cure in West Michigan happened at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids Saturday morning.

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For more information about Race or the Cure, visit komenmichigan.org/aboutbreastcancer/

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