The Race for the Cure will return to Wausau this summer.
In last August, organizers hosted the first Susan G. Komen race in central Wisconsin. They expected a few hundred runners and walkers, instead, the 400 Block was filled with about 2,400.
"We had emergency meetings the week before because more people were planning on attending than we expected and the day of there were even more people," said Gretchen Thuot, an event organizer.
"There are very few degrees of separation, everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed," said Jennifer Smith, another organizer. "It's your moms, your sisters, and your wives and that's why this race is so important."
Staff say about one in every eight women will face the disease in their lifetime.
Although the course will be the same, organizers hope to nearly double last year's attendance and fundraising. Of the money raised, 75 percent stays in central Wisconsin funding research, awareness, and diagnostic programs.
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