Over ten thousand people are taking part in an event in central Iowa today to raise funds to fight breast cancer. “The Race for the Cure” features runners and walkers who’re raising funds to fight the deadly disease. Janet Hill is one of the organizers of today’s race. She says the effort will take in around 130-thousand dollars that will go to help pay for mammograms for those who can’t afford one on their own. The money also goes toward cancer education.Hill says the event has grown over the last nine years from 700 runners the first year to over 10-thousand.Hill says five women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Iowa every day — and one woman dies each day. She says they are making progress though.Today’s event in Des Moines is the largest of its kind in the state.Hill says you can still sign up to participate today. The event begins at 8:30 at Sec Taylor Stadium in Des Moines.
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