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The Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will play host to the 14th annual Race for the Cure© in downtown Jackson at the Old Capitol on Saturday, April 13, 2013. They are excited to be joined by Mississippi First Lady Deborah Bryant who will serve as honorary chair for Race for the Cure© 2013. This year’s event will feature an inaugural 10K along with the 5K walk/run and children’s fun run. This is an event for the entire family with a kid’s fun zone, local sponsor tents, health information, prizes, live entertainment and much more.

Mississippi First Lady Deborah Bryant, whose family has dealt with breast cancer, understands the importance of early detection and breast health education. "I would like to encourage all Mississippians to register for Race for the Cure® 2013 to help ensure that women and men in Mississippi have access to health education and health care professionals when needed. Together we will Race for the Cure®,” she said encouraging everyone to make the commitment to fight for a world without breast cancer.

Up to 75 percent of the funds raised at the Race remain here in the 59 county Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias Affiliate service area. The funds will provide breast health research, diagnostic screening, treatment services and education for uninsured or underinsured women. The remaining 25 percent goes to fund national research to discover the causes of breast cancer and, ultimately, a cure.

For more information please visit www.komencentralms.org. Please feel free to e-mail your Central Miss. affiliate of Susan G. Komen at info@komencentralms.org or call the office at 601-932-3999. We need your help to continue to provide educational material, seminars, workshops, health fairs, diagnostic treatment, mammograms, clinical breast exams, and ultrasounds to underinsured and or underserved women.