Race for the Cure Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Research< < Back to
The fourth annual Southeast Ohio Race for the Cure took place this weekend and raised money for local breast cancer screenings and other services in the area.
Deb Haugh traveled from Colorado to walk with her daughter Kelly, who attends Ohio University. Deb’s mother died from breast cancer in 2013. Now she and Kelly walk in memory of her and other close friends who have battled the disease.
“I’ve been walking since I was 7 or 8 or like a really young age and it’s just always something we’ve done,” Kelly said. “We come together as a family over it.”
Deb has participated in Race for the Cure each year for about 15 years. She wants more awareness to be raised and more people to get mammograms. Usually she and Kelly walk with a group of friends in Colorado, but this year, it was just the two of them.
“It’s nice to see a crowd here and I hope we continue the support to find a cure,” she said.
Darlene Parsons was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago in February and is now clear. Members of her family, including daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters, came to support the cause with her.
“It’s been wonderful,” she said. “My family has really supported me. I’ve been able to do everything I did before.”
This year’s Race for the Cure has raised almost $63,000. Money raised through Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure goes toward breast cancer research, low-cost screenings and treatment, according to its website.