Strong support shown at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Strong support shown at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Photo courtesy of Tamara McKenzie, Eyewitness News Online Associate Editor.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Hundreds supported the 9th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the cure on Saturday, January 19.

The 3.1-mile Race, which began promptly at 7:00 a.m., started at Montagu Beach and ended East of the old Paradise Island Bridge, adjacent to the police station.

Seen here is team TREASURED CHESTS, one of several teams who participated in Saturday’s race to either lend their support to a cancer survivor, or to the family members of those who have lost the fight.

Royal Bank of Canada was the winner of the largest group of registrants.

One hundred per cent of the net income from the Race stays in the local community to fund breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects. Donations are given to the Cancer Society of The Bahamas, the Cancer Society of Grand Bahama, the Sister Sister Support Group and the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.