Let’s run breast cancer out of town!

Once again, CBS 2 HD was proud to be one of the local presenting media sponsors for the annual Komen New York City Race for the Cure 5k Run/Walk. Thousands from around the tri-state and beyond joined WCBS at this premier fundraiser helping fight one of the biggest health concerns for women: breast cancer.

CBS 2 HD’s Mary Calvi, Kristine Johnson, Dr. Holly Phillips, Dana Tyler, Cindy Hsu, Kate McGee, Maurice DuBois and John Elliot were proud to the help Komen Greater NYC chapter celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Komen NYC Race for the Cure®!

The Race was held Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. in New York City’s Central Park.

More than 25,000 participants — including over 1,600 breast cancer survivors — filled Central Park for this 5K run/walk. CBS 2 aired its annual Komen NYC Race For The Cure Special on September 11, 2010. If you missed the program, you can watch all five segments right here on CBSNewYork.com!

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You can also still make a donation by visiting www.komennyc.org.

Click here to read more and watch a video from the 2010 Komen NYC Race for the Cure!

Featured Komen Race Teams Of The Week

Team ‘A Cure Or BUST!’

Team ‘Keep aBreast’

Team ‘ICS Independant Care System’

Team T-Birds

Team PepsiCo

Team Sharsheret

Honor 20 Years of Service

2010 is the 20th anniversary of Komen Greater NYC. Over the last two decades, the organization has raised more than $50 million – 75% of all net monies raised is awarded to community-based breast health organizations serving medically underserved women and their families. National peer-reviewed medical research to find the cures receives 25% of all funds we raise.

This year, Komen Greater NYC awarded a record-breaking $4.3 million in grants at a time when the need is greater than ever — $1.2 million went to research and $3.1 million to 37 local breast health programs and three hospitals providing educational outreach, screening coordination, research enrollment, support and treatment services.

Meet the Challenge

One in eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. This disease does not rest in good times or bad. Today, the stakes are higher than ever — NYS budget cuts and loss of health insurance coverage due to layoffs and unemployment have put more women at risk. Komen Greater NYC needs your help to insure that all women get the care they deserve.

Make a Difference.

Nancy Brinker founded Susan G. Komen for the Cure as a promise to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen. What began as a simple promise from a sister to a sister gradually became the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives. At least 7 million people die of cancer each year. While there is no cure for breast cancer yet, Komen has been involved in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer in the last 20 years. Thanks to the activists within, the world is that much closer to creating a world without breast cancer.

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created. The series of 5K runs and fitness walks raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their batter with the disease. Since it started in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure Series has grown from one Race with 800 people in Dallas to a global series of more than 120 Races with 1.5 million people participating on four continents. This year, in addition to the Races held in the United States, Komen Race for the Cure events will be held in Italy, Germany, Puerto Rico and the Republic of Georgia. Additionally, Race events are being planned in eight more countries in Africa, Europe and Central Asia.

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For more information visit http://www.komennyc.org.

Contact: Sharon Persaud, Public Affairs Manager- WCBS-TV spersaud@cbs.com.