Schofield Woman Encourages Public to Support Race for the Cure

By: Liz Hayes Email
By: Liz Hayes Email

Organizers of the Susan G. Komen Central WI Race for the Cure hope more people will register for Sunday's 5K run-walk in Wausau.

Kelle Matz, 48, of Schofield is a breast cancer survivor who took part in last year's race. She says support from people who care, like those who participate in the race, has given her comfort and hope.

"People would come up to me whether they were survivors or knew someone or had lost loved ones. They would just come up to you, give you a hug and give you so much support," Matz said.

She credits that support to helping her heal.

But along with going to the Race for the Cure, Matz hopes you'll get an annual check up.

Today she is feeling great, but Matz says it it weren't for her annual check up, the cancer wouldn't have been caught early.

"I wasn't going to go in last year I thought, oh I went the year before I don't need to go, my husband said no, just go in you need to do that. Thank God for his persistence because we caught it," she said.

Though she was undergoing chemotherapy during last year's race, she says the support she received there made her feel great.

To register, visit the Wausau Center Mall beginning Thursday. You can also register the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m.

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