Nearly 1,500 runners and walkers are about to hit the streets of downtown Wausau. The first ever Susan G. Komen Central Wisconsin Race for the Cure is Sunday.
Organizers tell us the race has already brought in more than $75,000. They say about 25 percent of proceeds will go to national research grants, and nearly all of the rest will fund local projects here in Northcentral Wisconsin.
"Most of the money will go right back in to our grants and education, mission oriented things, such as our public forum," says Susan Ford-Hoffert, president of the Central Wisconsin Susan G. Komen affiliate.
In the past, grants have gone to educational programs and support groups for women who have gone through cancer treatment.
Newschannel 7 is a proud sponsor of Race for the Cure.