Susan G. Komen
Approximately 50,000 participants spent their Mother’s Day at the Mall of America Sunday morning, to race for a good cause.
The president of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is resigning and founder Nancy Brinker is moving away from its day-to-day management, the nation’s largest breast cancer foundation said Wednesday as fallout from its brief decision to end funding for Planned Parenthood reaches the organization’s highest ranks.
Thousands of people are taking part in the 20th annual Susan G. Koman run, fighting breast cancer this beautiful Sunday, at the Mall of America.
It is fundraising run, walk and ride season. In May alone there’s the Walk for Animals, the Walk for Bladder Cancer, Walk MS, the Huntingson’s Disease Hope Walk, the Autism 5K, the MN AIDS Walk – all are part of the 100 plus walks and runs that have permits to use Minneapolis Parks in 2012.
One in eight women in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer, but the disease affects many more people.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he doesn’t think a prominent breast cancer charity should continue giving grants to Planned Parenthood because it provides abortion services.
Our Community Spotlight Award this week goes to the cheerleaders at Park Center High School. They’re getting ready for a big fundraiser on Wednesday.
Thousands of runners, walkers and wheelchair participants will converge at the Mall of America for the Susan G. Komen Twin Cities Race for the Cure.
Former Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin will be visiting the Twin Cities next week to promote the 2011 Visa Championships.
This year’s Twin Cities Race for the Cure is getting some big-name support.