Komen Race for the Cure® - Comes to Portland, Maine on September 12

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The Komen Maine Race for the Cure is accepting registrations for their September 12, 2010 Race, to take place at Payson Park in Portland, Maine. The Komen Maine Race for the Cure® first started in Bangor in 1997, and has continued to break records over the years, reaching a total of 5,200 participants in 2009. 2010 will be the inaugural year for the Portland Race. Interested runners and volunteers may register online to run, walk or volunteer at http://www.komenmaine.org.

The Komen Maine Race for the Cure is accepting registrations for their September 12, 2010 Race, to take place at Payson Park in Portland.

The Komen Maine Race for the Cure® first started in Bangor in 1997, and has continued to break records over the years, reaching a total of 5,200 participants in 2009. 2010 will be the inaugural year for the Portland Race. Interested runners and volunteers may register online to run, walk or volunteer at http://www.komenmaine.org.

Online registration is quick and easy and has the added bonus of providing all participants with their very own fundraising webpage. On this page, participants can upload photos and tell their stories of why they are working towards a cure. From their personalized page, they can email friends and family for quick and easy pledge collection. The Race also features a pledge fundraising incentive program, providing great prizes for those who raise $250 or more.

The Komen Race for the Cure® started in Dallas, TX in 1983 with 800 participants. Today, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® series is the largest 5K series in the world. To date, the Komen Maine Affiliate has invested nearly $1.8 million in the State of Maine to fund education, screening and treatment programs, as well as over $500,000 to breast cancer research through the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® grants program. Nearly $500,000 has returned to Maine in the form of research grants through that program.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Promise: to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

For additional information about the Race, visit our website at http://www.komenmaine.org.

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